After a two-month break since adding our Little Flower to the family, the boys and I are finally doing some exciting new projects.
My Sweet Pea (now two) is a little delayed with his speech. One thing I found that’s supposed to help is doing sensory activities, having him touch things and me describing what he’s feeling. Supposedly, that helps him acquire new vocabulary. Even if that doesn’t work, I know it’s still a fun experience and that up to age 12 kids learn more thru touch than thru any other sense.
One of the first things I did was make a texture board for Sweet Pea. I took a piece of cardboard (side of a diaper box) and used a hot glue gun to attach 12 materials with different textures (using an idea I found here).
The materials I used: 5 various pieces of fabric from old clothes or leftover from my sister’s sewing projects, wax paper, pipe cleaners, felt, feathers, foil, ridged construction paper, and fake flower petals.
Sweet Pea wasn’t interested until Love Bug showed some interest. What was exciting was that he did learn the word “bumpy” and would say it each time he touched the orange one. His favorite was the pipe cleaners.