Each material isolates one quality, whether it be color, shape, texture, sound, size, taste, weight, or smell. The child learns to identify these qualities and as he progresses, the materials present more difficult choices until he is able to make fine discriminations and relate them to the details of his environment. A child becomes thoroughly engrossed with these materials, repeating an exercise over and over again until he is satisfied that he has mastered the work. Sensorial activities are the necessary concrete grounding to progress into Maths and Language.
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