Sensorial area expands the child’s sensory perceptions and knowledge of the world. Dr. Maria Montessori called sensorial materials “the key to the universe" because they enable the child to perceive identity and classify what they see, touch, smell, taste and hear - SENSORIAL

A child’s first step is to become aware of their senses. They use their eyes to see, ears to hear, nose to smell, hands to touch and feel, tongue to taste. Dr. Maria Montessori categorized the sensorial exercises into 8 different groups: Visual, Auditory, Olfactory, Gustatory, Tactile, Baric, Thermic, and Stereognostic.