Tactile Discs

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Five large tactile discs and five small tactile discs enable a child to explore textures using hands and feet. Set comes complete with a blind-fold and small storage bag. 

 

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Colors can be discussed, labeled and identified by using the large and small discs; tactile information can reinforce color identification and recognition.
  • Tactile discrimination can take place as children experience the five different textures.
  • Memory and recall can be practiced as a child takes a small disc out of the bag and without using visual cues, find the large, matching disc on the table or floor.

Play Ideas

  • Have kids use blind folds and walk along and see how well they can balance without their sense of sight.
  • Have children identify which small and large discs go together by colors and textures.
  • Have children use a blind fold and identify the large and small corresponding discs by touch only.
  • Have the child lay on the ground and place body parts on the discs: such as head and arm to experience the feel in a unique way.

Physical 4

Skills

  • Children can work on core strength, weight shifting and bearing while adjusting to stand on one disc or on two discs, with one or both feet.
  • Children also work on improved posture while trying to navigate standing on the discs. Improved posture often helps children attend and focus better when learning instead of trying to find a comfortable position to sit in.
  • Tactile discs encourage balance and control when used to walk on.

Play Ideas

  • The large discs will fit easily on a wheelchair tray and a child can explore them with their hands.
  • Use discs as cobblestones or magical walkway that the children need to pick up and place along to step on.
  • Have the child lay on the ground and place body parts on the discs: such as head and arm to experience the textures in a unique way.

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Encourage communication as children identify which small and large discs go together by colors and shapes.
  • Parallel and cooperative play can be encouraged as children play with the multiple discs.
  • Role modeling can be promoted as kids interact with each other. 

Play Ideas

  • Have children make up their own games, such as hide and seek. One child can describe to the other where the shapes are in the room or hidden outside.
  • Call out colors for the child to hop to. This can help advance receptive language skills.
  • A caregiver can be "Simon" in a game of Simon Says. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$165.00
Age Range:
3-99
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Beginner and Advanced
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Tactile Discs

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 5
Sensory 4
Communicative 3
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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