materials in this area are scientifically designed to bring clarity and
order to the child’s world. As
the child develops from birth they are receiving many
sensorial impressions. With the
Montessori material children match different objects, such as shapes, touch
boards, or smelling jars. Through their ability to match, clarity is
brought to their understanding of these impressions.
This clarity allows the child to have a greater sense of order and
understanding of their world.
Montessori philosophy believes that between the ages of 2.5 to 4.5, children
are going through an intense period in which they are able to refine their
senses. With a clear
understanding of different sensorial aspects, such as colours, sounds, and
textures, the child then begins to refine their senses by grading colours
from darkest to lightest, sounds from loudest to softest, and textures from
most rough to least rough.
the advanced sensorial material, the child challenges themselves with the
need to discriminate different shapes, sizes, and colours.
This material is giving the children an impression of mathematical
principles they will encounter later.