Skills in a Box is a box full of skills designed by a pediatric Occupational Therapist.
The tactile system is the first system to develop in utero and is the largest sensory system in the body. The receptors are in the skin, thus, we perceive tactile input through our whole body. The tactile system gives us information about the object we touch (or that’s touching us) and helps us interpret the texture, shape, temperature, etc. of that object.
It’s an important system for our safety and it helps us learn about, and make sense of our environment.
Our Tactile Skills in a Box is designed to support the development of your child’s sensory system through play with a variety of textures. We’ve included some activity ideas you can do with the items included, however the possibilities are endless, and you can use the materials in this box to help your child explore their sense of touch based on their needs an ability to tolerate this sensory input.
Items may vary slightly from box to box, thus the picture will not exactly represent the ‘Skills in a Box’ you’ll receive.
What’s included in the Tactile Box?
Full-color instructions booklet with step by step directions, images, grading suggestions, and illustrations.
All the materials needed for all activities including:
- Kinetic Sand
- Slime Baff
- Finger Paint
- Uncooked Rice
- Uncooked Pasta
- Dry Chickpeas
- Dry Beans
- Figurines and Manipulatives
- And more
Note – due to the ongoing COVID-19 impacts, some orders might require additional time to be delivered.