Children's Museums do amazing things with textures in their floors that babies find intriguing. This is a quick do-it-yourself texture floor.
Tape a long piece of butcher paper to the floor. Put it in a high traffic play area for your child to explore.
Cut your chosen materials down, if needed, to fit within the butcher paper. Attach your textured materials spaced out along the paper by securing all four corners with tape. Don't be shy with the tape. The more thorough you are with this step, the better it will hold up. However, make sure you are leaving an adequate amount of the material exposed for exploration.
Your infant(s) will likely discover this on their own - little ones tend to be naturally curious and observant of newness. As they explore the area, you can provide them with words to describe the textures they discover such as; scratchy, bumpy, shiny, smooth, etc.
Long butcher paper
Clear Tape & Other tape to attach to floor
Variety of Textured Materials, ideas include;
pictures of your child
* Try placing other interesting things on the floor, such as a mirror.
* Create a Texture Book which materials (maybe even the leftover scraps from this project!)
* Read books with textures built in and again offer your child words to describe what they are feeling. (Emily Bolam makes some of our favorites)
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