Fabric Box 1
- 8 to 10 pairs of fabrics made of natural materials such as silk, cotton, wool, jute, flax, etc.
- A blindfold.
This is an individual presentation.
- Invite the child to come and work with you.
- Wash your hands and sensitize your fingers before taking out the material.
- Show him the first box of fabrics and have him bring it over to the table.
- Have him place it near the top part of the table.
- Then have the child sit to your left.
- Tell the child that we will be working with fabrics.
- Remove the lid and place it to the right of the box.
- Remove all of the fabrics, and close the box.
- Place the box off to the right side.
- Using your fingers and thumb of one hand, feel the fabric.
- Change hands and feel in a similar way.
- Allow the child to also feel the fabric.
- Go through all of the different fabrics and feel them, always allowing the child to feel as well. Note: You and the child only need to feel one of each pair.
- Mix all of the fabrics and place them all in one pile.
- Tell the child: “I am going to match the fabrics with my eyes closed.”
- Close your eyes and reach for the fabric on top of the pile.
- Feel it in the same way as before and then reach for the next fabric from the pile.
- Feel both fabrics, one in each hand.
- Then switch the fabrics to feel each one in the different hand.
- If it is not a match, place the second fabric to the right of the pile.
- Then reach for the next fabric on top of the pile.
- If it is a match, tell the child that you think they are the same.
- Then have the child touch them both to check.
- Place the pair in a pile to the left of the large pile.
- Replace any of the fabrics to the right of the pile back on top of the large pile.
- Repeat the matching until all of the pairs have been matched.
- Mix the fabrics and allow the child to pair.
Control Of Error
In the material: the color, design, and texture of the fabrics.
Points Of Interest
- To further refine the tactile sense.
The child works individually with the first fabric box as was shown in the presentation
The child works with Box 2 in the same way as with Box 1. The directress has only to introduce the material to the child and then he can work alone.
The child works with Box 3 in the same as with Box 1. The directress has only to introduce the material to the child and then he can work alone.