Sensorial Education

These are exercises in perception, observation, fine discrimination, and classification that play a major role in helping our children to develop their sense of logic and concentration. They begin at age three and lay the foundation for later work in science, geography, sociology, music, art and other areas where skills in observation, sorting,
patterning and classification are important.

Sensorial Education in Montessori Curriculum
Ages 2.9-12

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Areas of Concentration – General Objectives

  • Discrimination of length, width, and height
  • Discrimination of volume
  • Discrimination in multiple dimensions
  • Discrimination among color tones
  • Discrimination among geometric shapes for shape and relative size
  • Discrimination among solid geometric shapes by sight and touch
  • Solving of complex abstract puzzles in three dimensions
  • Discrimination of sound cylinders
  • Discrimination among musical tones
  • Discrimination of texture by touch
  • Discrimination of weight by touch
  • Discrimination of temperature by touch
  • Discrimination of scents

Sensorial Education: Areas of Concentration

Visual Discrimination

  • Size and Dimension
  • Cylinder Blocks
  • Individual Sets 1-4
  • Combining Sets
  • Pink Tower
  • Brown Stair
  • Red Rods
  • Knobless Cylinders
  • Individual Colored Sets
  • Combining Sets
  • Language of Size Consolidation
  • Individual Colored Sets
  • Combining Sets
  • Color and Form
  • Color Box 1, 2, 3, and Language
  • Color Box of 32 Pairs
  • Matching Cards
  • Geometric Solids and Language
  • Geometric Solids and Bases
  • Geometric Cabinet develops stereognostic sense, provides tactile and visual discrimination experience, and prepares the child for future geometry
  • Patterns: Linear, 2D-Array, Tesellating
  • Constructive Triangles
  • Triangle Box
  • Small Hexagonal Box
  • Large Hexagonal Box
  • Rectangular Box
  • Blue Triangles
  • All Sets
  • Inscribed and Concentric Figures
  • Binomial Cube
  • Story of the Three Kings [Trinomial  Cube]
  • Power of 2 Cube
  • Decanomial/Square of Pythagoras

Stereognostic Discrimination (ability to identify items without seeing them)

  • Mystery Bag: Familiar Objects
  • Stereognostic Exercises

 

 Tactile Discrimination

  • Touch Boards: Rough and Smooth Board Sets
  • Smooth Gradation Board
  • Rough Gradation Board and Tablets
  • Fabric Box and Language
  • Thermic Bottles/Tablets and Language
  • Basic Tablets and Language

Olfactory and Gustatory Discrimination

  • Smelling Bottles and Language
  • Tasting Bottles and Language

 

Auditory Discrimination

  • Sound Cylinders
  • Language of Sound
  • Montessori Bells
  • Matching and Grading the Diatonic Scale
  • Melody
  • Exploration
  • Language