The child between birth and six years has a special sensitivity to sensorial impressions and their refinement. Therefore, the sensorial materials were designed by Dr. Montessori to help the child to refine his senses and his observational skills. This development of a childĄ¯s physical senses enhances his readiness for greater intellectual work.
The child works with Montessori sensorial materials designed to develop and train his delicate senses of:
Tasks are broken down into simple steps that the child learns to button, tie, zip, buckle, pour, wash tables and chairs, polish silver, brass, wash and iron clothes, sweep the floor, prepare and serve food for himself and for others, grace and courtesy.
- Touch: smooth and rough, hot and cold, heavy and light, etc.
- Smell: spices, herbs, flower scents, etc.
- Taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, etc.
- Hearing: loud and soft, musical notes, etc.
- Sight: many series of blocks for long and short, broad and narrow, small and large puzzles with geometric shapes.
- Cylinder Blocks
- Tower of Cubes
- Broad Stair
- Long Rods
- Knobless Cylinders
- Color Tablets I - primary colors
- Color Tablets II - secondary colors
- Color Tablets III - tones
- Color Tablets IV &: V - gradation
- Geometric Solids
- Geometric Bases
- Geometric Cabinet
- Geometric Cards
- Constructive Triangles
- Monomial Cube
- Binomial Cube
- Trinomial Cube
- Touch Boards
- Touch Tablets
- Mystery Bag
- Object Discrimination
- Themic Bottles
- Themic Tablets