Tactile perception refers to the interpretation of informatio sent to the brain from the fingertips.
Improving a child's tactile perception will enhance her self-confidence when she performs tasks using her hands and fingers.
Stereognosis refers to the ability to recognise unseen objects using the sense of touch.
Activities to stimulate this will enable a child to experience her surroundings through her body and become familiar with them in more than one way.
I try to put one of these out for each unit. Last night I made a Christmas box. It has scented pinecones ( Glittered too !) , small ornaments, cut garland, squeeze balls, gems and all kinds of goodies in there for the children to find.