Babies are sensitive- no doubt. All human beings have 5 senses – of touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. The more variety we experience through our senses, the more is our human experience. The exposed, the senses also teach us discernment and sensitivity. These in turn feed our emotions and thoughts. Hence to make our human life more fulfilling and enriching, we need to cultivate the senses.
In our hurried life styles, we often miss the subtleties. This is one of the casualties of modern city based lives. If we rekindle the sense of fineness, subtlety and imagination, we can enhance our experiences. The sensorial development activities are towards that direction. Tastes, smells , touch are revisited and often create new experiences !
MONTH 1 KALALA – Focus on textures, smells and tastes in the kitchen/house
MONTH 2 GHANA – Focus on touch and of feel smooth textures : slick, silky, soft and slimy
MONTH 3 ANKURA – Focus on touch and feel of rough textures : bumpy, scaly, coarse
MONTH 4 ASTHI – Focus on smells : fragrant, and fruity
MONTH 5 CHARMA – Focus on smells : minty and citrus
MONTH 6 ANGAJA – Focus on smells : nutty and woody
MONTH 7 CHETANATA – Focus on tastes: bitter and pungent
MONTH 8 BHAVANA – Focus on tastes : sweet and sour
MONTH 9 UDVEGA – Focus on tastes : salty and astringent