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Sensorial Materials

SENSORIAL

Montessori Sensorial Materials are materials used in the Montessori classroom to help a child develop and refine their five senses. Use of these Sensorial Materials constitutes the next level of difficulty after those of Practical Life.
The development of the child at this stage is characterized by a sequence of sensitive periods. The Montessori Sensorial Materials have been designed to respond to these sensitive periods.
Maria Montessori stated, “The secret of preparing one for a particular skill consists in utilizing that period of life between the ages of 3 and 6, when there is a natural inclination to perfect ones senses and movements.”
In terms of adaptation Maria Montessori strived to offer the environment to the child in a very clear, concrete form through the use of “materialized abstractions” as they allowed the child to reorganize his     knowledge according to new Practical Life principles and, thus, increase his capacity for learning. 
The training of the senses is of utmost importance in the education of the young child. The development of the senses actually precedes that of the higher intellectual faculties. In fact the child’s sensori-motor experiences are the foundation of his intellectual life.  
 

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Third Box of Colour Tablets/Colour Box 3 - Wooden

Colour Box 3 contains wooden tablets, all the same size and shape, with end bars long enough for holding the tablets without touching the colored part of the tablet

The wooden box with 9 compartments, each compartment containing 7 color tablets in gradation of one color: red, pink, blue, yellow, purple, green, orange, brown, and grey.

There is only a slight difference between any two shades. Purpose: refinement of color perception.

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2.08.01
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$165.60
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Color Resemblance Sorting Task

The Color Resemblance Sorting Task is a matching and sorting game using shades of color to develop skills in visual perception and color discrimination.

The color task provides an excellent opportunity to introduce vocabulary so that the child may learn the names for each of the colors and the associated descriptive terms.

Contents: a wooden box with lid (26 x 26 x 6 cm), 24 beechwood skittles painted in 4 graded shades of each of the colors red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple, 6 wooden stands to hold each set of skittles, and 6 wooden color boards with each of the shades from dark to light to match with the skittles.

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2.08A
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$111.60
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Rough and Smooth Boards Set - Set of 3

This set of three wooden rectangular boards aids in development of the tactile sense and preparation for handwriting skills.

The first board has a smooth surface and a rough surface of equal size.

The second board has a series of alternating rough and smooth strips to build dexterity and fine motor control.

The third board has a series of sand gradations from fine to coarse.

Our boards have the sand glued directly to the board, rather than using sandpaper cutouts, which can curl over time.

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2.10
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$34.20
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Rough Gradation Tablets - 5 Pairs

Further refinement of coordination for preparation of writing continues with this set of tablets.

Set includes a wooden box containing 5 matching pairs of wooden tablets with surfaces of various degrees of roughness.

Our boards have the sand glued directly to the tablet, rather than using sandpaper cutouts, which can curl over time.

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2.11
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$43.20
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Fabric Box with Different Fabrics

This material is a First Fabric Box. The child pairs the fabrics according to the varying textures by feeling with the fingers.

A wooden box contains 24 matching swatches (12 pairs) of a selection of different fabrics - cotton, satin, silk, velvet, and etc.

Each measures 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Different fabric materials are used that the child must feel and match. A blindfold is usually used so the child cannot see the materials.

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2.12
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$39.60
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Second Fabric Box

A wooden box with lid containing 6 matching pairs of white fabrics of different textures.

The purpose of this product is to further stimulate the child's interest in texture in the environment, particularly of different fabrics.

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2.12A
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$23.40
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Baric Tablets - 3 Boxes

The whole set consists of 3 wooden boxes, each containing one set of 7 wooden 3 x 2.4 inches or 8 x 6cm tablets.

The three sets are graded by weight; the lightest color wood is the lightest in weight, the medium color is of medium weight, and the darkest color wood is the heaviest in weight.

Wooden tablets of various weight to help the child discriminate between weight.

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2.13
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$41.40
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Smelling Cylinders

The set includes 6 empty matching pairs of  plastic  bottles with removable caps and a beech wood tray.

The Smelling Cylinders  are to refine the olfactory sense through matching.

The teacher prepares the bottles with a variety of pairs of scents.

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2.14.01
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$41.40
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Tasting Exercise

The Tasting Exercise is used to refine the gustatory sense.

The bottles are prepared by the teacher, with the basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty and bitter then are sampled and matched.

8 tasting bottles and a wooden working tray are included.

We use amber glass so the color of the liquid is not visible.

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2.14.02
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$37.80
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Geometric Cabinet

The geometric cabinet with 6 drawers containing 35 geometric insets and frames: 6 circles, 6 rectangles, 7 triangles, 6 regular polygons, 4 curvilinear figures and 6 quadrilaterals.

  • Dimensions of Cabinet: 19 x 9.75 x 9.75 inches.
  • Recommended Ages: 3 years and up.

Several different shapes are inset into the wood and placed in drawers. The child distinguishes the different shapes, learns their names, and learns how to discriminate from the shapes.

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2.15.01
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$288.00
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Geometric Form Cabinet with Cards

Wooden cabinet and a set of cards for the Geometric Cabinet in solid, thick, and thin lines printed in blue on white card stock.

Three series of 35 cards that correspond to the figures contained within the Geometric Cabinet.

 

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2.15.02
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$68.40
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Geometric Cabinet Nomenclature Cards

Two sets of nomenclature cards:

One set (7 x 7 cm) with separate labels (7 x 2.5 cm), and one control set labeled at the bottom (7 x 9.5 cm).

Printed in blue on white card stock.

 

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2.15.03
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$8.10
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