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Sensorial
Children, from birth, are driven to explore their world using the senses. The world is a profusion of colours, size, shapes, smells, sounds, touch and tastes.

Montessori sensorial materials are scientifically developed, presented with exactness and used by the child with exactness. Sensorial activates allow his total development through the senses. As the child works with the materials, he compares things on a qualitative level and becomes conscious of each of the physical properties of the environment. This helps the child to order his mind; to classify experiences and to store up the impressions in his “muscular memory”.

The sensorial work is a preparation for the study of sequence and progression: a basis for the development of skills such as music, language and mathematics. By performing these activities the child’s motor movements are further refined, his senses are sharpened, and his intellectual appreciation of his environment is increased.