“Observe a child who collects shells on the beach: he is happier than the richest man in the world. What is its secret? […] The child lives in the present moment, enjoys the sun, the brackish air of the beach, the wonderful stretch of sand. It is here and now. It doesn’t think about the past it doesn’t think about the future. And whatever he does, he does it totally, intensely” [Osho Rajneesh].
Observe, perceive colors and perfumes, listen to sounds, know the sensations that derive from it. The sensory experiences of children are fundamental to contribute to their harmonious development. Each of them is experienced with that special intensity naturally dictated by their purity of mind.
In the sensory atelier, every child has the opportunity to develop their senses, to perceive them, recognizing the emotions they are urged from time to time. Through the sensory boxes, children have access to various materials, natural and recycled from daily use, to activate their sensory perceptions: tactile perceptions (hot / cold; soft / rough), auditory (loud or weak noises, sounds, melodies) ), taste (sweet, salty, bitter), olfactory (aromas, essences).
Children, especially the younger ones, are constantly leaning towards curiosity. With experience, enthusiasm and thirst for discovery of body and mind, surprise, enchantment are activated in them. The educator must observe the spontaneous use of the material, without directing or giving directions, but simply by “proposing”, to allow the child to get in touch with the experience and live it, knowing and knowing each other.