With the unique Montessori Sensorial materials, children work on such skills as visual and auditory discrimination which are necessary for future academic work. The Sensorial materials and activities are designed to refine the child’s physical senses. The senses are the child’s window to the world. By the time children reach the age of two and a half or three, they are not only attracted to sensory stimuli but is also ready to start sorting and organizing these sensory impressions.
The Sensorial materials provide an opportunity for the child to create order out of the myriad sensory impressions she receives. The ability to do this is an important precursor to advanced intellectual development- which requires a solid foundation in the ability to gather and process information.
The Sensorial materials develop the child’s sense of color, of size, of distance, and of shifting from three to two dimensions. These skills are invaluable in the appreciation and creation of art.
They are exposed to various smells, tastes, and sounds from cultures around the world. Our various Sensorial activities help the child to experience his environment in a richer, deeper, and more enjoyable way.