Sensory discs are an excellent tool to support a child's sensory development. Walking on different textures and surfaces stimulates tactile and proprioceptive (deep sensory) receptors in the feet. This allows the child to develop tactile perception, balance and coordination. The tactile and visual sensations are similar to those experienced on a forest path, a sea beach or in the kitchen. The sensory discs are also a great aid for practising tactile differentiation.