Sensory Learning Montessori Style: Weather and Seasons

Sensory Preschool Montessori Style: Learning About the Seasons and Weather in Australia!

Creating "snow" in a bottle!
Creating “snow” in a bottle!

While visiting Australia and some of the surrounding countries the children learned about the seasons and weather. Our amazing Ashburn Montessori preschool teachers came up with the most fun hands-on sensory activities! This way the children can explore and experience the different kinds of seasons and weather for themselves. Asking questions like “How does the weather effects the Australian environments and it’s ecosystems”?  They also looked at different kinds of weather models:

  • Cold and warm front model – Making a model in order to do an experiment to explain a cold front and a warm front; as well as what happens to the ecosystem living in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
  • Rain model – Making a model in order to do an experiment to see how clouds make rain; as well as discuss how rain effects the oceans.
  • Monsoon model – Stemming off of the rain model to discuss monsoons and their effect on the rain forest of Australia.
  • Desert model – Making a model of the deserts of Australia, “the Outback,” to do an experiment explaining dust tornadoes/storms, the drastic climate changes, and the impact of rain.

Learn more about other ways Center Stage use Sensorial work and activities.

Sorting different textures, by touch alone.
Sorting different textures, by touch alone.

Why is Sensorial Work so important to our Ashburn Montessori Preschool?

The purpose and aim of Sensorial work is to help the children in their efforts to sort out the many varied impressions given by the senses. During the years between three and six, as children develop their senses, their attention is directed toward the environment. Children become “sensorial explorers”!As there are no new experiences for the child to take from the Sensorial work, the child is able to concentrate on the refinement of all his senses, from visual to stereognostic.

At Center Stage we make sure to find activities and materials that are specifically designed to help the children develop discrimination, order, and to broaden and refine the senses. These activities also help prepare them to be a logical, aware, and perceptive people.

Doesn’t this sound like a great way for your child to spend their day? Becoming “Sensorial Explorers”? We think so too! Find out more about our Ashburn Montessori preschool by scheduling a tour! You can also follow us on Facebook and get daily updates of what we are up to!


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