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Sensorial activities are used in Montessori learning to help children in discrimination and order. They also help broaden and refine a child’s senses. When a child combines Montessori designed materials with sensorial work, it helps them become more logical, perceptive, and aware.
The Sensorial area allows the child to explore the world around her/him through the senses. These exercises help the child develop a keener eye for the discrimination of contrasts and minute details. Each material isolates one defining quality such as colour, weight, shape, texture, size, sound and smell.
Children are learning about gradation – from the darkest shade to the lightest shade.
Sensorial-rough and smooth: “Playing with texture in groups encourages co-operation and individual creative development. And just as importantly, it’s also great fun.” – Judith Stevens