Child playing in the fall leaves

Sensorial experiences…

“This system in which a child is constantly moving objects with his hands, and actively exercising his senses, also takes into account a child’s special aptitude for mathematics.”
—Dr. Maria Montessori

Children are curious and in need of sensorial exploration from their very first days. Throughout infancy children use their senses to learn about their world. Through sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch they explore their environment and absorb the life around them. Think of all the sounds, sights, and smells we, as adults, experience each day and don’t take notice of. The next time you hear the sweet sound of the bird, or walk next to a flowering plant, invite your young friend to stop, listen and “smell the roses”.

Through activities in this sensorial section, your child will learn to:

  • recognize similarities and differences
  • discriminate between similar objects
  • grade similar objects

Watch your child enjoy discovering the differences between:

  • size, shape, and color with sight
  • texture, temperature, and pressure (weight) through touch
  • intensity and pitch through sound
  • sensations of sweet, sour, bitter and salt through taste and smell

These activities will help build a base for later mastery of tasks involving math and language. Enjoy your new explorations while having “Fun to Flourish”.

“The child trains himself to observe; that he be led to make comparisons between objects, to form judgments, to reason and decide.”
—Dr. Maria Montessori