Mini-feely blanket

mrs b's room

Many of the children I teach are sensory seekers- they love to touch, stroke, mouth and twiddle. One of my little ones developed a fascination with the feeling of my leggings. Everytime I sat anywhere near him he would pinch a handful (sometimes trapping some leg skin too!) and start rubbing the fabric. After a few bruises I decided to have a go at making something that might fulfil this sensory need in a more socially acceptable and non-bruising way. I’ve made ‘taggie blankets’ for friends babies and toddlers in the past and thought something similar might work.

These are really simple to make- you just need a sewing machine, some strips of fabric and ribbon and two squares of fabric.

Place the two square together right (pattern) sides together and insert the strip of fabric. Then nearly all the way round and turn right side out through the gap…

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