Sensorial explorers 3-min

Develop and refine senses

Children are sensorial explorers

The Montessori Method recognises children as sensorial explorers. The Sensorial materials engage children’s senses – sight, sound/hearing, smell, touch and taste – allowing them to explore and comprehend abstract concepts through concrete experiences. The materials are designed to appeal to a child’s innate curiosity, encouraging them to touch, feel, and manipulate objects. This hands-on approach aids in the development of sensory perception and discrimination.

The Sensorial materials develop skills such as:

  • Exploring & Investigating
  • Observing & Analysing
  • Classifying & Categorising
  • Questioning, Speculating & Concluding

In addition, the Sensorial materials provide children with:

  • Language Development: As children work with the Sensorial materials, they are introduced to a rich vocabulary to describe shapes, sizes, textures, colours, tastes, smells, tone, etc. This exposure enhances their language skills, expanding their ability to express themselves and communicate effectively.
  • Mathematical Concepts: Montessori Sensorial materials are specifically designed to introduce mathematical concepts in a concrete and tangible manner. Children can explore the concepts of quantity, size, and spatial relationships through materials like the Cylinder Blocks and Red Rods, and the Pink Tower. This hands-on approach paves the way for a deep and intuitive understanding of maths.
  • Geometry Concepts: The Sensorial materials including the Geometry Cabinet, Constructive Triangles and Geometric Solids, help children develop and early awareness of geometry, which forms the basis for later mathematical learning.