In the video below, Mrs. Sandra Rodriguez, presents a sensorial lesson to one of her two year old student’s. She will show her student what is expected in the lesson. The student will then independently follow thru with the Montessori lesson.
The lesson that Mrs. Rodriguez is teaching is a Pre-Montessori lesson on shape sorting.
When a child is growing up in an environment where his attempts to move, touch, explore, concentrate, are respected and not interrupted, he develops self-control and patience. This child is observing carefully, thinking, and trying to solve the puzzle, with no hint of frustration.
The purpose and aim of Sensorial work is for the child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications in his environment. Montessori believed that sensorial experiences began at birth. Through his senses, the child studies his environment. Through this study, the child then begins to understand his environment. The child, to Montessori, is a “sensorial explorer”.