Week 5 LO: I can understand there are different types of touch and tell you which ones I like and don’t like
PLEASE NOTE - THIS TOPIC MIGHT BE SENSITIVE FOR SOME CHILDREN
Have a feely bag prepared
(the bag contains: pebble, sandpaper, Playdoh, fur, velvet, pine cone, plastic dinosaur toy and any other suitable objects).
Ask them to feel an object and ask them to describe it e.g. smooth, rough, spiky, soft, etc., and ask them to say whether they like the feel or not. Make the point that we may or may not like the feel of something and it is good to be able to say what we think.
Look at another bag (this bag contains a teddy and two pieces of material (soft material like velvet, satin or silk). Explain that these are two special things that you like to touch because they feel nice and soft and comforting. Ask what is their favourite thing to touch that feels nice and comforting.
Share the poem ‘What About You?’
and ask them to think about the sort of touches they like. Write their ideas down. What should you do if they experience a touch that is hurtful or frightening?
Ask them draw two types of touch they like e.g. hug, tickle, hair being brushed, etc