8 Shape Sensory TilesRegular price $111.20
8 Shape Sensory Tiles
Approx 10 x 10cm
This simple puzzle encourages children to develop and practice matching skills as well as fine motor skill development and recognition of basic shapes and colours. There are 8 shaped tiles, children can close their eyes and feel each one and try to describe what they feel like. This is a great activity to help children extend their vocabulary by describing how each texture feels and also to encourage development of tactile and sensory abilities. Each tile is engraved on the underside with the shape name so can also become a memory game to remember what the shape looks like.
8 Textures are randomly selected
This price is inclusive of GST
An induction to Shapes. A great one on one game to help children settle and connect with their educator. Learning through touch, children will love feeling all the textures on these sensory tiles. Engaging their senses they will learn about textures while opening ip discussions about what it feels like.
Set up as a quiet play area, encourage children to engage with each other in conversation. Ask open ended questions to foster learning through play. Children will discover and learn about Shapes. Discuss the details, how many sides, colours and sizes of the shapes. Use to play a game in the group, blind fold a child and get them to run their hands over the tile and see if the can guess the texture, let each child have a turn. Talk to the children about what they feel, is it soft, hard, rough, long or short fur.
Take the children outside to discuss their puzzle pieces, use the puzzles to evoke imaginative play, then see if the children can find their own sensory pieces in nature, rocks, branches, leaves etc and discuss what they feel like. Can they make their own tactile tiles from nature?
The visual memory involved and the identification of patterns and relationships and similarity and difference help children to learn about early representation and problem solving. Matching and sorting activities can also develop fine motor skills. Cognitive development, critical thinking skills and helps children nurture their attention to detail. Research opportunities, sensory development, confidence, promoting discussion, imagination, discovery.
Approx 10 x 10cm
Made using 3mm plywood, this is an all Australian Made And Owned product.
The best way to keep our raw timber resources and puzzles hydrated and well-nourished is with a natural oil or wax, like our handmade beeswax polish. Using locally sourced beeswax combined with organic coconut oil, it is not only completely non-toxic and safe for children, it also smells fantastic! Our beeswax polish is available for this item under Accessories and can be added to your cart before checking out.
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