Sandplay for the tactile kid

One of the enjoyable things about bringing up children is to watch their personalities unfold, and along with that, their preferences, inclinations and quirks.

Recently, at our Botanic Gardens outing, my gf commented that Bubbles was a very 'tactile' kid. Indeed she is!

She loves textures, and enjoys exploring different sensations with her hands and feet. At a park, while other kids are playing ball, she would prefer to touch all the different rocks, grass, leaves and branches. You would also often find her stooping down to grab gravel and soil from the ground, squishing them with her hands and letting the grains fall between her little fingers.  

When painting, she would often prefer to feel the paints on her skin than to put them on paper!

Here's her at sand play. One of her favourite activities!

Why wear shoes when they can be used for scooping sand?
Pleased as pie at finding a good-sized rock
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6 comments:

PR said...

Bubble's idea is brilliant - using her shoes to scoop sand. :)

Cynthia said...

Haha... I see that in my son. So my son is a tactile learner. Love your postings by the way :)

MamaJ said...

:) She'll have the makings of a naturalist then! Love how she uses her shoes as scoops!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

PR:
Haha! She is someone who loves to go barefoot whenever she can! So the shoes became very handy :)

Cynthia:
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note! :) I find that I often have to clean Bubbles' nails because they get so dirty with her rummaging through soil and what-nots when we go out! But I'm not complaining :)

MamaJ:
Hee, some makings I think. She however already seems afraid of creepy crawlies and I believe it is unfortunately because of me =P I've screamed one time too many in front of her! Oh dear!

Adora said...

Hey I know that park! If you live near it, it means that we could be neighbours!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Adora:
Ooh :) We are a short drive away. Not within walking distance! How lovely if you're near enough to walk there!