Rough & Smooth Boards

$36.00

Description
Three rectangular boards:

The first is divided into 2 equal squares. One side is covered with sandpaper and the other is highly polished wood or smooth paper. 

The second is divided into 10 partitions and is covered alternately with sandpaper and smooth wood. 

The third board is divided into 5 partitions and is a gradation from rough to roughest. 

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Purpose
  • To Refine the Tactile Sense
Video
Presentation
Presentation for Board 1
  • Sensitize your fingertips before this presentation. 
  • Show the child how to carry the tablet. 
  • Close your eyes. 
  • Place your left hand on the side of the tablet to hold it steady. 
  • With your right hand, run your fingers from top to bottom on the tablet. When you run your fingers on the smooth side, say “smooth.” When you run your fingers on the rough side, say “rough.”
  • Do this several times. 
  • Then let the child try. 
Presentation for Board 2
  • Sensitize your fingertips before this presentation. 
  • Show the child how to carry the tablet. 
  • Close your eyes. 
  • Place your left hand on the side of the tablet to hold it steady. 
  • With your right hand, run your fingers from top to bottom on the tablet. When you run your fingers on the smooth side, say “smooth.” Move your fingers from left to right until you get to the end of the board. 
  • Then let the child try. 
Presentation for Board 3
  • “These are all rough, but are different.”
  • Run your fingers along the surface of all of the strips from left to right. It is not necessary to say rough because you already told the child they are all rough.