Absolutely love this for the younger kids. What better way to show a bunch of different textures a then by a hands-on toy. Tactile Search and Match, which I got from Timberdoodle, is big enough for the littles not to choke on. Our 8 month old plays with these all throughout and doesn’t seem to get bored at all.
There are 9 different rubber textures that your child will be introduced, too. They are meant to match them to the correct tactile spots on the board. What I like is that not only are they getting sensory play but they get an introduction to colors as well. So, even if a child doesn’t like the feel of the objects they can sort them by the bright colors.
I really appreciate that the pieces are bigger so that even young kiddos like mine can play with something that she learn a lot from. Even if you take the pieces away and just let them play with board itself they can fell the textures and see the bright colors. This is also another great hands-on activity that both our girls can do together.