Wood blocks, dowels, or cardboard boxes
Take common wood blocks, smoothed wood or cardboard boxes.
Use remnants of cloth from your sewing pile (you know, the one you’ve been meaning to get to?) or buy remnants in fabric store in as many different textures as possible, such as silk, tulle, corduroy, felt, or velvet.
Cover the blocks and glue into place or sew on as slip covers.
Allow your child a chance to feel and play with the blocks to experience the different textures.
If you don’t have blocks just use the different cloth and let your child play with the cloth.
See which is his/her favorite!