Sensory Experience

When my daughter was 7 months old she started to be very interested in feeling different textures and paying attention to the lighting effects. 

I have noticed it and one day I started to explore it with her. The idea came to me by chance: on the rocking chair I used for breastfeeding I had a wool blanket that I had knitted myself a couple of years ago. I took the blanket and put it over our heads:

 
 

She was delighted and her eyes were full of surprise and curiosity.

So I took a pile of my beloved scarfs and we continued the sensory experience:

An indigo painted silk scarf from Java :

 
 

 

A cashmere scarf from Thailand:

 
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A linen scarf from France:

 
 

 

 

I stood with her on my lap and told her the story of each scarf, of each journey. I told her about the fabrics, where they came from, who made them. We touched each of them and we breathed into them.

 

She looked at me with big curious eyes.

 

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” -  Maria Montessori