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By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Touch and Tell

What lies under your finger?  

      Well, reach down and feel.
Oh, it's round and it's soft,

      Like a fruit's outer peel.

This is slippery and slimy.

     And it's long and it squirms.
So if it's all of those things,

     It could well be a worm.

What lies under your finger?  

      Is it large or quite small?
Is it round, do you think,

     And the shape of a ball?

It may well be quite soft

     And the shape of a pear.
No it's none of these things

     For it's hard and it's square.

Is it hot or perhaps cold?

    Is it squishy, or sticky?
No, it's soft and it's silky.  

     Oh this one's quite tricky.

I think that it's curly

   But I'll feel it with care
For I think that I'm touching

     Hmm - - somebody's hair!

Is it wet?  No, it's dry

     And as soft as a feather.
Is it hard; is it hairy - -

     Or perhaps feels like leather?


Does it cause you to itch then?  

     Does its sharpness cause pain?
What you feel with your finger

     Transmits to your brain.

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Follow-up:  Working with a partner, find nouns (names) of things which go with the following words:  hot; cold; soft; rough; wet; hard; sticky; greasy; crunchy; runny; 

Then choose some descriptive words (adjectives) of your own and write a noun by it.

Think of some things in your home and describe how they feel.  When you have a baby in your home, or toddler, they have yet to learn which things they shouldn't touch because they are dangerous, so we have to put these up out of their reach.  Josie

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