This consists of lessons and materials that educate and refine the child’s senses. The sensorial materials are designed to simplify learning and awareness of the environment by isolating difficulty; isolating the senses; encouraging mastery through repetition; possessing self-correction within the material; and presenting an attractive appearance to the child.
By working with the sensorial materials, children develop the organization and patterning skills inherent in math and language concepts that build upon the sensory awareness stimulated by the sensorial materials. Sensorial development includes learning through sight, sound, taste, smell and touch.
The child explores dimension, shape, colour, texture, weight, aroma, taste, pitch, and their relationships through a series of exercises called the sensorial materials. Each material has a ‘built-in control of error’ which once again eliminates the need for an adult’s interruption and constant correction.