Sensorial Materials

Dive Into Discovery: A DIY Marine Biology Project for Preschoolers

Introduction Summer is a fantastic time to explore new activities with your little ones, especially those that stir curiosity and foster learning. If you’re looking for a fun and educational project to engage your preschooler, why not explore the fascinating world of marine biology together?  This simple DIY Marine Biology…

Sound Boxes

Preschool Sensorial Learning part 4 In this blog about sensorial Montessori curriculum we present Sound Boxes. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom, which increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. The Sound Boxes To help children…

The Red Rods

Sensorial Materials in the Montessori Classroom – Part 3 This is part three of a multi part blog about sensorial Montessori curriculum. At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom that increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings.…

The Pink Tower

Sensorial Materials in the Montessori Classroom – Part 1 At Arbor View Montessori we use Sensorial Materials in the Montessori classroom that increases the child’s awareness and helps the child form more distinguished impressions of their surroundings. This brings order and knowledge to the child, and helps him or her…

Smelling Jars

The Smelling Jars consist of two sets of small jars with removable caps.  These jars are identical in all respects except the flavoring which they contain. One has cinnamon, another mint, another coffee, another cloves, etc.  Each jar has a distinct fragrance. Each jar in the first set has a mate…

Sensorial Exercises

A young child meets the world around him through the constant use of all his senses. The sensor puts him or her in touch with his or her environment, his or her group and his or her time. Since he or she quite naturally used all his or her powers…

Geometric Solids

Since shape is the defining characteristic of each letter of the alphabet, Dr. Montessori designed several sensorial exercises to make the children aware of this quality. She began with the geometric solids. This is a set of materials alike in color and texture and of approximately the same size but…

Sandpaper Letters

Sensorial Materials in the Montessori Classroom – Part 6 Sandpaper Letters – Shapes The child meets the alphabetical symbols by using the sandpaper letters. Each letter of the alphabet is outlined in sandpaper on an individual card, the vowels on blue and the consonants on red. The teacher shows the…