What is it?
The young child is a 'sensorial explorer'. It is through their five senses that they learn about the world around them. At birth, the senses are unrefined. Through experiences, they become more sophisticated and discriminating. They allow the child to make classifications in his environment. The sensorial materials are designed to give the child 'keys' to help him classify the things around him. This is the first step to organising intelligence.
Sensorial activities teach about:
Sorting and patterning
Refining senses - touch, smell, taste, hearing