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Explore Outside! Part 4 - Touch

Explore Through Song

Touch is an important sense for people who are blind or visually impaired. It is used to explore environments, communicate (e.g. Braille), and identify objects in daily life.

At the preschool level, developing sensitivity with touch is very important for a child who will need to discriminate objects primarily with this method.

One of the best ways to have fun and learn and explore is through song. You can make up your own or adapt one that already exists. For older kids, use songs that they know and enjoy, making up their own words.

Sense of Touch Song examples:

Sing to the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row your Boat’.

Touch, touch, touch the grass,

‘Til your fingers tickle.

Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.

 

Sing To the tune of ‘Wheels on the Bus’.

The dirt in the yard goes squish, squish, squish.

Squish, squish, squish.

The dirt in the yard goes squish, squish, squish.

All day long.

 

Sing to the tune of ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’.

(insert child’s name) had a little plant, little plant, little plant

________ had a little plant, its leaves were smooth as silk.

 

Sing to the tune of ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’

If you’re happy and you know it, touch the bark.

If you’re happy and you know it, touch the bark.

If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,

If you’re happy and you know it, touch the bark.