Teachable Touchables™

Teachable Touchables™

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Ages 3-5
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Scratchy, slippery, silky or soft? Explore a whole bagful of textures!
  • Builds tactile discrimination skills and related vocabulary as children interact with each texture

  • Features 20 pillows and patches (10 different pairs) for hands-on activities

  • Includes Activity Guide and drawstring bag that holds all components

  • Each textured pillow or patch measures approximately 2"-3", perfect for small hands

  • Grades PreK+

 

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Teachable Touchables

Scratchy, slippery, silky, or soft? Young learners build tactile awareness and vocabulary skills as they interact with these 20 texture squares (10 different pairs) in a variety of “hands-on” activities. Includes a tip sheet packed with fun activities that “touch” on matching, basic concepts, descriptors, communication, and tactile discrimination skills. Stores in a handy drawstring bag.

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Educational InsightsTeachable Touchables™
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (2)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Educator (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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3.0

Variety

By Megan the PT

from Torrance, CA

About Me Child care provider

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good variety
  • Machine Washable

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

Good variety of textures. Difficult to remove the covering on mirrored squares as it was sown onto the square. Would have liked them to be larger in size.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

fun fun fun!

By avu

from irvine, ca

About Me Educator

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Lifeless
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

    Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

    Cute concept and idea, but i wish it was more fluffy. Great ideas for use!

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    3.0

    Good simple game

    By Shoshana

    from Palos Verdes, Ca

    About Me Educator, Speech Therapist

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Speech Therapy

      Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

      A good simple game for working on matching, with visual and non-visual cues. I used the game with few older students to and had them write down all the adjectives they could for each item they felt in the bag. I would suggest that they could make the objects different shapes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Tactile Fun

      By KJ Gomez

      from Torrance, CA

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

          I love that this product includes 8 different "texture square" activities that you can facilitate with your kids. It can be used with a variety of ages. My older kids enjoy the texture collage activity where they are given a texture square (e.g. bumpy, smooth, rough), and then they explore their environment to find similar textures (e.g. feathers, leaves, sand) and create a picture out of those textures! I also like that it comes with a small bag to contain all of the squares; it makes it convenient to store.

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          • Yes

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          2.0

          Great idea but not well executed

          By Erin

          from Long beach, ca

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Boring
          • Poor Design
          • Seems Cheap

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

          Not great as a sensory took for kids who are sensory seeking, like my son, as the bags don't have any weight and only a few of the textures really vary from one another. My boys still like playing with them, for stacking or sorting, but the bags do not engage for long.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Feel and learn

          By JLoorya

          from Palos Verdes Estates, Ca

          Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

          These products are great for exactly what they claim to be! They are small squares of varying textures. They can be used to sort, develop descriptive language and explore tactile sensations. My 3 and 5 year old have both played with them and liked them enough, however, I am pregnant with my 3rd and am excited to use them with the baby as I am sure they will be covered with drool while they are used to teach vocabulary. I have read the other reviews and if you are looking for beanbag or pillow-like squares choose something else as these are flat, however I like both the quality and endless possibilities for use.

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          3.0

          Educational

          By Mike

          from Redondo Beach, CA

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

              My 2 1/2 year old twins enjoy this toy more to put the pillow square in the bag and take them out again. Or they build a tower with them piling them up. They do like the different textures and it is a great comparison to real objects. Example "soft like my cat". The toy however doesn't occupy them for a long period of time, but still a good toy and educational too.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Another great game!

              By Angela

              from Milton, On

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

              This was Bella's other fave. It comes with 10 different pairs of pillows and patches all with different textures. It also comes with a sack to out them all in. We seperated the pairs 10 on her table and 10 in the sack. She would choose one from the table and then reach in the bag to see if she could find the match. This is perfect for our preschoolers and their small hands.

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              5.0

              What a great thinking toy!

              By Charity @ The Organized Classroom Blog

              from Ohio, USA

              About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Classroom
                • Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Educational Insights Teachable Touchables™:

                I did a review of this product on my blog, The Organized Classroom Blog, and i just have to say that I can see so many uses for it in the classroom and beyond! Great job! Charityhttp://theorganizedclassroomblog.com/index.php/blog/touch-learning

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                • Yes

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