You’ll need

Different materials for your baby or young child to feel, like smooth, furry, bumpy, rough or sticky materials or surfaces

What to do

Introduce your child to different textures around them. Talk to them and encourage them to explore.

Questions to ask

Can you describe what you feel? Which ones do you like best?

If your child cannot talk, encourage them to give you reactions to the different textures you are showing them.

What’s happening

Babies learn through all their senses, including touch. Providing different materials for your baby or young child stimulates their sense of touch.