In the sensorial activities, language provides a rich source of vocabularies which the child use to discover and manipulate the sensorial materials for his development. When a new challenge or level of interest with a material is sought, Language is presented in the context of the Three Period Lesson.
• Stage 1 (the First part of the ‘Three Period Lesson’)
• The names are given to help the child abstract and retain the figure from the child kinesthetic experience into her cognition.
• Stage 2 (the Second part of the ‘Three Period Lesson’)
• The child follows a series of instructions to consolidate those concepts and act on the auditory processing that she received at Stage 1.
• Stage 3 (the Third part of the ‘Three Period Lesson’)
• The child is asked to verbally express card/material to confirm that he has associated the corresponding sounds with the new form explored at Stage 1.
The three period lesson is also use to expand the language of relationships: Comparative language names the relationship between any two variables in the series eg “Larger”; “Smaller”, “Louder”; “Softer”. Superlative language names the extremes of three or more variables in the series – eg “Largest”; “Smallest” “Loudest”; “Softest”.