What Are Baby Sensory Experiences and How Do We Incorporate Those Into Our Montessori Classes?

Understanding Baby Sensory Experiences in Montessori Classes

- Baby sensory experiences involve stimulating and supporting a child's senses through various activities, promoting exploration and developing cognitive development.
- These experiences encompass visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory stimuli tailored to the infant's developmental stage.

Montessori Approach to Baby Sensory Play

- In our Montessori classes for babies and toddlers aged 0-3, sensory experiences are pivotal for early development.
- Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy guides us, emphasising the significance of sensorial activities in laying the foundation for future learning, tailoring experiences to developmental stages.
- Montessori believed that the hands are the instruments of intelligence, and our classes echo this sentiment through hands-on, age-appropriate activities.

Incorporating Sensory Elements

- Our classes are meticulously designed by montessorians to incorporate sensory elements that align with Montessori principles.
- Tactile materials, visually engaging objects, soothing sounds, and gentle aromas create an environment where babies can explore and learn naturally.
- Through sensory experiences, we aim to foster cognitive development by encouraging babies to observe, touch, and interact with their surroundings.
Recognising that every child develops uniquely, our approach tailors baby sensory play to suit individual developmental stages.
- Infants progress through a series of sensorial materials that evolve with their growing abilities.

Building a Positive Association with Learning

- In line with Maria Montessori's own drive, our goal is not only to stimulate the senses but also to build a positive association with learning from the earliest stages.
- Through engaging, play-based activities, we create an environment where curiosity is nurtured, setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning.

By immersing infants in purposeful and enriching sensory experiences, our Montessori classes for babies and toddlers transcend traditional early education, laying the groundwork for a bright and inquisitive future.

To attend our weekly SensorStory Baby and Toddler Montessori parent-child sensory classes follow this link to enrol your infant here.