Basket, materials of different colors and textures: fur, fuzzy, synthetic fabric, silk, burlap, velvet, satin, metallic, chiffon, etc.
Place basket on floor with Toddler. Talk about textures as your child pulls them out of the basket. Ask Toddler questions, “Which one is soft?”, “Show me the rough one,” Comment on Toddler's reaction to the materials, “You like the velvet, don’t you?” “Do you want to rub the satin on your arm?”
Twelve by twelve inch squares are suggested to avoid your child getting tangled in large pieces of fabric. Watch the strings that unravel from the edges. Wash materials routinely.