This activity uses exploration and the sense of touch to create a sensory experience for infants and toddlers. During this activity, your child will feel several different textures and be introduced to words which describe what they are feeling.
For infants, while they are sitting in your lap or laying on their tummies, take their hands and gently have them feel each of the objects. Describe how the object looks and how it feels as you are touching it. For example, “Let’s touch the cotton balls. They are very soft and round like balls.” You can also name the object and tell what purpose it is used for.
For toddlers, place all of the items in a bag and have them pull one out. Encourage your toddler to describe how it feels. For example, “This sandpaper is rough. Can you think of something else that feels rough or scratchy?”