Trainer: Oluwatoyin Awofeso
Sensorial materials help the child to refine her/his five senses – visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, and tactile, as well as her/his stereognostic ability. The child learns to discriminate, order and classify sensory impressions in relation to size, shape, and color (working with, for example, the pink tower, cylinder blocks, colour tablets); sound (sound cylinder, Montessori bell), taste, texture(sand paper material, fabric matching),and smell.
All sensorial materials have an in-built control of error. This control of error allows the child to self-correct his/her work and therefore continues to support the child’s desire for independence as he/she continues on the path towards self-contractions.