Viewing time 6 minutes
Educational Video publishing, Presented by Anna Perry (Seton Montessori Institute); Content consultant: Pauline Holten-Snider.
Anna Perry is the Executive Director of Seton Montessori Institute and Schools and serves as a lecturer for all of Seton’s academic programs: https://setonmontessori.org/institute/about-seton/administration-staff/
Anna Perry explains the purpose of the Sensorial Montessori materials. The sensory materials help each child refine their sensory awareness, their understanding of the world. The materials extend vocabulary, tying the vocabulary to something they are touching for example rough, smooth.
The concepts and vocabulary will support studying maths, both at the preschool and much later in Primary school. Anna uses the example of geometry. The vocabulary will help in literacy by expanding your child’s use of adjectives, describing words, For example sweet, sour, and rough, smooth
Materials used in the video:
We have these materials in Rushmore House Montessori preschool and Orpington Montessori preschool in their own area of the classroom. We do not use the Montessori Bells or the tasting bottles. The senses of sound and taste are exercised through different materials.
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0jPh6yDqQc