The Sensorial Area is designed to perceive the five body-based senses of touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight.  These five senses distinguish the various, abstract qualities of the material world.  In reality, there is a very limited material base that stimulates the five senses.  It is best to explore these by “isolating” the experience of each sense.

All five senses are organized around the qualities they perceive.  The Sensorial Area, in turn, is also structured to accommodate and explore the sense perceptions.  The Sensorial Area offers us a way to develop a new level of mental clarity as it pertains to the material world. We may very well see, taste, small, and feel everything quite differently after the experiences in this area of the Montessori classroom.