Sensorial Education

Sensorial‘Imagination can have only a sensorial basis. The sensory education which prepares for accurate perception of all different details in the qualities of things is the foundation of all observation. This helps us to collect from the external world the material for the imagination.’ - Maria Montessori

Children live in a world of senses. Through sight, touch, sound, taste and smell, the sensorial Montessori materials enable them to clarify, classify and comprehend their world.

The concepts of long and short are perceived in the red rods. Rough and smooth are experienced by touching rough and smooth sandpaper. The Montessori sensorial exercises include a wealth of sorting and grading activities, using all to the senses and including extensive work with shape and colour.