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Activity and strategy

Texti-Sticks

This activity is to help young children develop tactile discrimination skills, matching, and fine motor coordination. Designed for pre-braille or preschool learners who are blind or visually impaired.

These sticks were created for my prebraille student. We can play several activities with the one set of tongue depressors that have been adapted with textures:

  1. turn them all over and do a matching game
  2. sort by texture (soft/rough)
  3. same/different

I plan to create more of the sticks on a smaller tongue depressor to do patterning. The reason I used the tongue depressors instead of a smaller shape was to promote the student tracking across the stick from left to right as they explored the texture.

tongue depressors covered with textured red paper
Tongue depressors covered with textured red paper
Tongue depressors covered in textured multicolored paper
Tongue depressors covered in textured multicolored paper

Materials

texti-sticks collage
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