This area focuses on activities that help to develop the five senses: visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory. There are two main aims of the Sensorial materials.
- Refinement of the senses (development of sensory perception).
- Classification of their environment (intelligence).
The Sensorial area provides activities that help children to begin to classify, clarify, and understand the world around them. Activities include pairing, grading, sorting, and discrimination.
Some examples of Sensorial activities are: The Pink Tower- this helps the child to develop a concept of size in three dimensions and helps to develop their fine motor skills. The Colour Tablets- these help to develop the child’s visual sense of colour. The Smelling Bottles- these help children to isolate their sense of smell.