In What Way Does Using the Sensorial Materials Help the Child’s Whole Development? Give Examples
In what way does using the sensorial materials help the child’s whole development? Give examples
“All knowledge comes through the senses” – Aristotle
The word sensorial is derived from the words sense or senses. The conventional five senses, attributed to Aristotle, are classified as sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste. However, humans have at least nine different senses including interoceptive senses such as thermoception (heat, cold), nociception (pain), equilibrioception (balance, gravity), proprioception & kinesthesia (joint motion and acceleration) and sense of time.
Maria Montessori believed that sensorial experiences started in the womb and continued after birth and that through his senses the child is …show more content…
Sensorial materials were designed by Montessori to include every concept that could be conveyed by the senses such as size, shape, composition, texture, loudness, softness, matching, weight, temperature etc. The exercises cover a wide range of senses and were categorised by Montessori into eight different groups, namely Visual, Tactile, Baric, Thermic, Auditory, Olfactory, Gustatory and Stereognostic senses.
The Tactile sense: The child learns through his sense of touch. Example: Through the use of rough and smooth board sets, the child’s hand is prepared for writing. The contrast between