4-Week Course

Montessori’s Sensorial and Cultural Materials

Sensorial is the second of four major avenues in Montessori’s plan for young children. Based on the need to touch, see, smell and hear, the sensorial avenue offers materials for children to systematically explore the environment through all the senses.

We will examine the materials as well as probe deeply into Montessori’s teaching that though sensory experiences the child actually constructs the intellect. This is an idea first suggested by Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago: “Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses." 


What you will learn: 

  • A complete knowledge of the Sensorial Avenue 
  • Fundamental qualities of all sensorial materials
  • Sensorial lessons with extensions
  • Roots of cultural studies
  • Unity of imagination and intellect


Course Description

Sensorial is the second of four major avenues in Montessori’s plan for young children. Based on the need to touch, see, smell and hear, the sensorial avenue offers materials for children to systematically explore the environment through all the senses.

We will examine the materials as well as probe deeply into Montessori’s teaching that though sensory experiences the child actually constructs the intellect. This is an idea first suggested by Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago: “Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses." 

In addition to the basic sense materials, sensorial also includes the introduction to geography, biology and geometry with simple, beautifully designed, hands-on materials. It is a rich area of Montessori’s early childhood classroom, providing experiences, vocabulary and a deep respect for the world around us.

Details

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  • Duration: 4-weeks
  • Tuition Cost: $349
  • Eligible Hours: 24



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How It Works

Step 1

Click resister now to purchase this course.

Step 2

Once your payment is processed (2-3 days) you will receive an email from Age of Montessori with your login credentials.

Step 3

After finishing this course you will receive your certification of completion via email. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?

A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing.

Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?

A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check. 

Q: Is this course mediated?

A: Yes, a member of our faculty will be monitoring the forums and will be available via email for clarification of topics.

Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?

A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school. 

In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”

– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder Age of Montessori