Exploring Textures

Birth-6 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Non-toxic glue Cardboard squares Different textured materials

What to do Using nontoxic glue, cover cardboard squares with different textured materials, such as sandpaper, velvet, corduroy, fluffy fleece, and satin. Punch holes along one edge of each square and ring them together to make a touch book. Make several books with different textures and colors of materials. Make books with two contrasting materials on each page or cut small shapes out of the background material and glue contrasting texture in the space. Sit with an infant and show him the book. Show him how to feel the pages as you talk about what he feels. Use descriptive words such as rough, smooth, soft, shiny, and ridges. Place the books on a low shelf, in a container, or on the floor where infants can hold and explore them on their own. The children will put books in their mouths, so make sure there are no loose pieces. Discard books as they become worn.

Why - to promote tactile learning experiences in the classroom environment - to promote exploration

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Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 Birth-6 Months

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