Our senses gives us information to organize ourselves and successfully interact with the world. The tactile system gives us many different kinds of sensations including light and heavy touch, temperature, pressure and pain. The tactile exploration in the following ideas is through a range of mediums.
Body painting - all over skin sensation
Clay play - great for muscles in fingers and hands
Cornstarch clay - recipe of how to make it
Finger painting - free and unstructured experimentation with colour and colour mixing
Fragrant garden - dig in the dirt to create a beautiful perfumed garden
Marvellous mud - cool and squishy and fun
Massage - can be beneficial to all ages
Papier mache - paper strips and glue creations
Play dough pizza - pound, roll and cut and decorate
Sand play - soft, hard, wet or dry.
Slime recipe - ooey, gooey squishy slime
Wonderful water - soothing relaxing and invigorating
Never push your child to continue tactile activities if they have a strong dislike for them as some children have tactile defensiveness.
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