“… Our Sensory Material analyses and represents the attributes of things: dimensions, forms, colors, smoothness or roughness of surface, weight, temperature, flavor, noise, sounds …” - Maria Montessori (Spontaneous Activity in Education)


The importance attributed by Maria Montessori to the sensory experiences in the development of the child’s faculties is reflected in the fundamental role of the educational material. Through the manipulation and the reasoning stimulated by this educational material the mechanism of self-learning or self-education is encouraged.

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