The concept of cross curricular learning may be new to most people, in fact many educators may not find it instantly recognizable. As a mental learning tool it is a great concept that should be embraced, especially in our rapidly changing world. The connection with Montessori was evident to parents who appreciated the great impression this software made on their kids. Pictures and illustrations are colorful and bright, the dictionary featured all the words and broke them down wonderfully. Navigation was a snap as Kidspiration utilizes very clear visual icons. All of this lets your child use this software as a powerful tool/aid in the formation of ideas and task completion.