The child, especially from 2.5 – 5 years of age, develops senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, etc. through manipulation and experience with his surroundings. Sensorial development in a Montessori class aims at providing the child with a nourishing and rich environment with sensorial materials to help refine, develop and perfect the function of his/her senses.
Children develop and internalize concepts of qualities, similarities and differences, classification and serialization with regard to length, width, temperature, color, shape, sound, etc. The Sensorial materials also enhance development of other skills, such as language, mathematics and music.