According to Dr. Maria Montessori, sensorial experiences begin right when a child is born. Children use their senses in order to study their environment.
By participating in sensory activities, children can consciously obtain clear information that helps them classify their surroundings. Sensorial materials help broaden and refine a child’s senses. When a child combines Montessori designed materials with sensorial work, it helps them become more logical, perceptive, and aware. Each piece of material has one isolating quality, such as colour, weight, size, shape, texture, sound, smell, etc., which enables the child to take in impressions with true understanding and gives purpose, order and structure to his/her learning.