6+ | Nose to Toes Texture


Find two textures — a dry wipe and a wet wipe, for example — and trace a continuous line down each side of your baby’s body. Start at the top of the forehead, gently tracing your baby’s cheeks, then down toward their shoulders and abdomen. Criss-cross the textures as you trace down the legs. If you have time, repeat this motion with textures on the opposite sides.

The Science

During this exercise you are crossing your baby's midline — an invisible line that divides the left and right sides of the body — which helps promote integration between hemispheres of the brain. Integration helps your baby better navigate their environment and organize thoughts and emotions as they grow older.