Working with Sensorial Materials will teach children to know what they see. The equipment is designed to refine the senses and help children learn to compare, contrast and discriminate.
Each of the Sensorial Materials isolates one defining quality such as color, weight, shape, texture, size, sound, smell etc. The equipment emphasizes this one particular quality by eliminating or minimizing other differences. The Montessori Sensorial Materials help the child to distinguish, to categorize and to relate new information to what they already know.