Did you know that one of the most important parts of learning is exploration? Exploring the world around yourself is how you first start as an infant. It is something that continues for many years before you learn to read or write. For that reason, part of our efforts to help kids become more active learners involves using sensorial learning so that your child can attain the maximum use of their five senses effectively in all areas of their life.
The Five Senses and Learning
When a baby is born some of their five senses develop over time, but all happen within the first couple months. When they are in the womb they can hear, smell, taste, and touch. They can also see, but their eyes will take a while after birth to be fully able to enjoy seeing the world around them. After they are born, they will soon recognize mommy or daddy’s voice and use their eyes to look for the sound. They will enjoy touching things and being touched. They will start to interact with their toys based on touch and taste as well as any noises that those items make. It is one of the main reasons that parent’s need to focus on childproofing, because anything a baby touches will eventually end up in their mouth as they use each of their five senses to explore.
What Are the Five Senses?
Touch, taste, smell, hear, and see are the five senses that we use throughout our everyday life, even if we do not know it and even though we eventually learn that not all things should be touched or tasted. All of these senses are strengthening the muscular system and the nervous system. This program teaches you, as the parent, how to encourage continued exploration with the five senses. One of the key parts to this is giving them a broader range of things to explores with their sensorial intellect.
Encouraging Sensorial Growth
With our program, you will have the ability to expose your child to a variety of things that bring their senses alive. We recommend you give them a variety of smells, both good and bad. Explain to your child that good smells and bad smells are a warning that you may not want to put it into your mouth. You can show them the differences between big and small, soft and hard, empty and full. Give them new ways to experience flavors or expose them to different sounds. In all cases, except eyesight, if your child is willing, you can blindfold them to expose them to these new things. It will further heighten the experience and as they become better at the game; you can ask them to tell you what they feel they are hearing, tasting, touching, or smelling.
When working on the sense of sight, you may have them describe in as much detail as possible, an object, photograph, or anything else that they may be seeing. Have them tell you about the colors they see or the shape of different objects.
Let Us Help You Explore with Your Child
The Montessori sensorial curriculum is designed to help you encourage your child’s senses to continue to get stronger. Therefore, with our learning kit, you will receive a variety of tools to help your child grow in all areas of the five senses. Different colored items, different shapes, different smells, tastes, sounds, and more are included, along with an instructional manual on how to get the most out of the tools you have available. You can even see a page from the book by visiting here.