Submitted by: Susanna
Let your child explore different textures around your neighborhood and learn the words to describe them.
18 - 60 months
1 - 8 tots
- 1 piece white paper (for making prints of different surfaces)
- 1 box Crayons (for making prints of different surfaces)
- Take a walk outside with your child.
- As you walk along, look for different textures that might be a new experience for your child. (Something that makes noise when you touch it is particularly good)
- Once you find something interesting, run your fingers or finger nails along it and say, "ooh, it's bumpy!" (or a word that best describes the object)
- Have fun finding all kinds of textures!
- Cognitive development » Approaches to learning » Cooperation
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- Fine motor skills » Graphic skills
- Fine motor skills » Grasp
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- Fine motor skills » In-hand manipulation
- Gross motor skills » Walking
- Sensory processing » Touch » Textures