Hello, I’m Susan Polodna, the creator of The Texture Game™. I first used the The Texture Game™ as a fun way to introduce texture as an element of design to my art students.
The students were mesmerized as they exercised their ability to focus, concentrate and persevere. All my classes continually asked to play the game. Even my most challenging classes would sit absolutely quiet watching one student play the game. They were all authentically emotionally involved.
Seeing their response inspired and drove me to introduce it to more children. I created more and better game sets from my original prototype and sold them in our school store as a fundraiser. As I developed and sold The Texture Game™ I realized that many people, young and old, were experiencing many benefits.
Playing the game allows each player to learn to “listen” deeply with their hands and body. It reaches and stimulates the cerebral cortex in a way a visual game does not. This can be so crucial and beneficial in the visually stimulating electronic age we live in.
The Free Form version travels easily and takes up less space. Great for bringing the game to various locations or where space is an issue.
The Static version allows your group to easily be able to spot and find the game. Great for a classroom, or other place where the game would be on display.
Program with lesson plans coming soon!
Touch is a critical factor influencing the development of the LHPA pathway, which, if it is dysfunctional, can influence behaviour, including antisocial behaviour, in later life.
Players of all ages say:
"I love that game because its fun and cool"
Jamie, age 7
"I like it because its challenging"
Mary, age 78
"I like to play this game because I get to learn."
Davey, age 8
"I love this game because you learn texture and because you use your mind."
Ralph, age 74
The object of the game is to match all pillow sets (2 pillows per set). One or more can play. When playing with more than 1 person, one holds the game while the other places hands inside to feel for a match. Place hands inside the game (like a muff) and gently feel for the matching textured pillows (1 in each hand, if more than 1 pillow is pulled out in each hand player is disqualified). Gently pull out to see if it’s a matched set. If you have a match you go again leaving the matched set out, if not place the unmatched set back in the game and the next person takes a turn. Play until you have all 6 matches.
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