Ruff’s House Tactile Game


Inclusive play means children of different abilities are able to play together successfully. Ruff’s House levels the playing field for the blind and visually impaired. With all the bones hidden in the dog house, everyone is choosing solely by touch.

Product Description

Why is Ruff’s House Tactile Game a “must have” preschool toy? Because it’s a fetching way to reach out and engage curious minds!  The primary way to play is by helping Ruff find and pair up 20 bones. Some differences are obvious while others are subtle. That’s because half are rubber, and the other half cloth. Beyond that, children explore similarities and differences within each group. Among the rubber,  children discover smooth and grooved. Bumpy, rough, and spiky bones. And compare those to the  softer cloth ones. Some silky and woven. Others ridged, fluffy and furry.

Hide the 2″ bones in the doghouse for a fun “search and grab” game. Ruff’s House Tactile Game levels the playing field when blind, visually impaired and sighted children play together. Such inclusive play fosters acceptance of differences and builds social skills. Ruff’s house  measures 5″L x 5″W x 5″H.  and includes an activity guide to fun activities that “touch” on tactile discrimination. Play deepens awareness of the ways, besides texture, that the bones are alike and different. Develops vocabulary. Encourages descriptive language. Ruff and his house also invite imaginative play and storytelling. Imagine the adventures that a child can have with a dog  and her bone, and a house to hide in .

For another way to practice tactile matching, play with Teachable Touchables.

Recommended Age Group:
Preschool/Later Toys

Learning Resources

Manufacturer Suggested Age:
3 years +


WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.

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