Montessori isn't about focusing on many skills at once, rather isolating one skill at a time and avoiding eye confusion. Also, keeping kids "busy" isn't Montessori either, rather allowing them to make their own fun. Does this work on motor skills, yes! Does it offer sensory feedback, yes! Is my daughter only 7mo and hasn't explored it yet, yes! Did I only buy it because I'm a sucker for Prime Day deals, yes!