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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Action Concepts
- Trunk Strength
- Coordinated Movement
- Imagination/Pretend Play
- Physical Range of Motion
- Tactile Discrimination
- Gross Motor
- Motor Planning
- Self Esteem
- Foot Placement
- Bilateral Coordination
- Parallel Play
- Cooperative Play
- Peer Interaction
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- Age Range:
- Levels of Play:
- Beginner and Advanced
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