Maria Montessori agreed with Aristotle's philosophy that there is nothing in the intellect
that does not first exist in the senses. In addition, she felt that children experience
special blocks of time from birth to the age of six when they are particularly attuned to
absorbing academic concepts through their senses.
To make the most of these "sensitive periods," Dr. Montessori created special
classroom equipment to develop and refine the five senses. Your child explores these
materials and absorbs the educational purpose behind them, thus building a solid
foundation for intellectual activity.