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Hand Held Tactile Tiles - Australian Animals

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A great introduction to Australian fauna, children won’t be able to resist patting and touching our range of hand held tactile Australian Animal tiles. Intricately engraved with beautifully designed animals that include a tactile insert (approx. 5 cm diameter), imitating each animals fur, feathers or skin.

Please note cockatoo is a fur not feathers, we have matched as best as possible.

Hand Held Tactile Australian Animals
Approx. 8 x 8 cm per piece
Suitable for: 3yrs +

 

Educational Applications

Individual

Learning through touch, children will love feeling all the animals on these sensory tiles. Engaging their senses they will learn about textures while opening ip discussions about each animal.


Group Setting
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 animal, let each child have a turn. Talk to the children about what they feel, is it soft, hard, rough, long or short fur. Discuss each animal as they go.


Outdoors
Take the tactile tiles outside and while touching the animal pieces discuss each animal, talking about where they live, their habitats, eating habits etc. 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?


Learning Opportunities
Research opportunities, sensory development, confidence, promoting discussion, imagination, discovery.

 

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