Tactile Learning
31st Aug 2018

Tactile Learning

Hands up for hands on learning!

Does anyone remember the old-style worksheets at school that had purple ink and smelled of spirits? Not that old? How about reams of photocopied worksheets? For some children putting pen to paper, or using words, is the perfect approach. But for many children, this leaves them staring out the window.

Fortunately, education has made a lot of progress and as we have discovered more about how children learn. We now know that everyone has different learning styles.

For many children, hands on learning or learning by doing, helps the information to stick. And it’s also lots of fun! Hands on learning is often called Tactile Learning. Knowing your child’s learning style can help you to understand how to help them in their education.

Read more about understanding how your children learn  here

FOR AGES 2 to 4 YEARS

LEARNING RESOURCES PETTING ZOO GAME

$39.99

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Get ready for some family fun on the farm with a touch and feel matching game made just for toddlers!

Playing is as easy as 1-2-3. Petting Zoo is designed to help your child follow 3-step instructions. Listening to and following instructions are essential life skills and this game will encourage your child to:

Pay attention detail

Sequence information in steps and the order the need to complete the command “first, next, then…”

  • Includes Petting Zoo, 6 textured animals, and textured spinner
  • Parent guide with 3 ways to play
  • For 2 players
  • FOR AGES 2 to 4 YEARS

    LEARNING RESOURCES SCULPTAPALOOZA

    $34.99

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    Squish and squash your way into sculpting superstardom with Sculptapalooza. This fast-paced hands-on party game gets teams racing against the clock to sculpt their way through hilarious challenges for laugh-out-loud fun.

  • Includes Playfoam®, sculpting mat, 220 cards, die, scorecard, and timer
  • Team up to win crazy categories like “Tag Team Lightning Round,” “Put It On Your Face,” and more!
  • For 4 or more players
  • FOR AGES 2 to 4 YEARS

    LEARNING RESOURCES BRIGHT BASICS SHAPE-SORTING POPPER

    $39.99

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    It’s shape-matching mania! Sort the forest friends into their beds by matching the shapes on their bottoms to the bed bases, then press the button to make them pop! This is a great game for teaching basic shapes and developing early maths skills

    Includes base board with button-controlled spring action; 6 animals including a rabbit, frog, mouse, fox, squirrel, and skunk; and parent activity guide

    FOR AGES 3 to 6 YEARS

    LEARNING RESOURCES RUFF'S HOUSE TEACHING TACTILE SET

    $49.99

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    Learning Resources Ruff's House Teaching Tactile Set

    Reach in and feel all the textures! Help the fuzzy dog find all the bones he hid in his doghouse. All bones are textured and made out of rubber or cloth and feature smooth, silky, scratchy, bumpy, ridged and more textures.

    Includes:

    • Ruff the dog

    • 20 bones (10 textures – 2 of each texture)

    • Doghouse

    • Activity guide

    Skill Development:

    Language- Learning how to identify the textures of Ruff's bones in words helps students expand their descriptive language abilities.

    Fine Motor- Grasping, exploring, and manipulating the different textured bones leads students to further develop their ability to use their fingers and hands purposefully and improve manual dexterity.

    Maths - Ruff has 20 bones. How many does he have left if he hides 3 in his house? There are two bones outside and two bones inside Ruff's house. How many does he have in all? Early math games can prepare children for maths success and Ruff and his bones are ready to play.

    FOR AGES 3 to 6 YEARS

    PLAYFOAM®

    $14.99

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    Get creative—on the go! This portable set of no-stick, no-mess Playfoam is perfect for entertaining kids in the car, on the plane, in the waiting room, at the restaurant…or anywhere!

  • Includes 8 Playfoam bricks in 8 fun colors
  • Translucent, plastic carrying case with handle, 9 compartments, and 4 built-in shape molds
  • Supports sensory and tactile development
  • FOR AGES 5 to 8 YEARS

    LEARNING RESOURCES GEOSAFARI JR TALKING GLOBE

    $199.99

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    Junior jet setters can explore the world with Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin! This updated version of our bestselling Talking Globe provides a high-tech, hands-on, interactive introduction to geography.

    FOR AGES 8+ YEARS

    BOP IT! MICRO SERIES GAME

    $19.99

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    Go mobile with the Bop It! Micro Series game! This compact version of the classic Bop It! game is just like the game you already know. Choose from Solo or Pass It modes and move fast to keep up with the action commands. Twist it, Bop it, and Pull it in the sequence the game tells you to! Play against yourself or play with friends, but either way the Bop It! Action with this Micro Series game is going to be epic!

    For 1 or more players.