Sensorial Materials Essay
“The first of the child’s organs to begin functioning are his senses....instruments by which we lay hold impressions, and these, in the child’s case, have to become “incarnated”, made part of his personality.” The Absorbent Mind, Chapter 8, p. 84
A child’s journey in life begins as a physical embryo right from the time that he is in his mother's womb, increasing in size and developing his physical structures. Once he is born, leaving the comfort of his mother's womb, he must go through a phase of reconstruction or incarnation, to develop in movement, speech and other areas. However, the child …show more content…
Both the Absorbent Mind and the Sensitive Periods must be aided by the right environment because it is from the environment that the child absorbs impressions and information and consequently providing him with what to concentrate on during his sensitive period in order to reconstruct himself.
It was here that Maria Montessori’s idea of a prepared environment for the children came about. She advocates that a prepared environment needs to be a place that is prepared by a knowledgeable and sensitive adult who takes into consideration all the necessary factors that the child will use to reconstruct himself because it is everything in this environment that the child will come in contact with that would facilitate and maximize his independent learning and exploration.
According to Maria Montessori, in