Education in Dubai: What is the Feely Box?
A Feely Box is a box with a hole big enough for little hands to reach in and feel what is inside. It can be something as simple as an old tissue box.
Children love to investigate the items around them and this activity helps them figure out how things work in the world. A feely box takes advantage of a child’s natural curiosity while giving them the chance to develop fine motor skills. A variety of items can be placed in the box for the child to explore different textures; this will help develop tactile perception skills as well as increase vocabulary.
Young children are attracted to sensory experiences and they are crucial to brain development.Stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help to strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning.
As HighScope states: “As children explore sensory materials, they develop their sense of touch, which lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch, and using fine-motor muscles.”
Providing sensory experiences can offer infants and toddlers lots of new, exciting, and beneficial opportunities, and at Blossom, providing these opportunities is paramount.