child is one that likes to learn
things by touching, by doing. She likes the feel
of things in her fingers, against her skin
. She likes to hold hands
. She likes to be hug
ged. She needs touch
. Such a child will be lost without it, so don't deny it to her. Tactile child
ren tend to be more sensitive
than others. Touch is very important to her.
A tactile child will do better going down for a nap or down to bed at night with something soft and cuddly to hold on to, like a blanket or a favorite stuffed animal. It's soothing to rub her hands over the surface. Such a child also tends to prefer the touch and read books that have the various textures in them. So consider one of those as a bedtime type story. (Do let her touch!) Also such a child will be calmed with soothing strokes to her back or her hair.
If you pay attention to your child, you will know what she needs. Tactile children need touch.