The buttoning frames are a source of great delight enabling the child to con- quer independence in car- ing for his own person. Also the two girls below are enjoying an activity that proves their indepen- dence from the help of fussing adults. It is not vanity, but this vital urge that prompts them. Top: Photo by Mrs. V. A. Baker in an English Mon- tessori School. Bottom: A.M.!. Montessori School, Juhu, Bombay, India.