Guess the First Letter
Identify braille letters, recognize sounds and their function in word creation relative to personal experience.
Pick a letter.
Read the letter silently.
Think of a word starting with this letter.
Say the word aloud.
Guess the letter.
Find it in the bowl.
Compare your bricks to see if they are the same. If they are different, decide what the letter should be (a child might have the sound correct, but the corresponding brick) and find it.
How to prepare
2 identical sets of 10 bricks, each brick in the set has a different letter
Each player has their own bowl with the same set of letters.
Ask “How much do you think you are right?”.
Select letters easier to read by touch or have been previously learned.
Increase or decrease the number of letters.
Ask the child to pick 2 letters and make words that include those letters.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover the function of the written word: Request proofreading
- Identify the braille characters: letters (uncontracted braille)
- Develop motivation to read for pleasure: Be encouraged to link what is read to own experience
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
Children tend to discuss detailed features during playful building activities with peers and demonstrate higher level of self-regulation during small-group activities and play.
Braille activity groups
Learn braille letters, numbers, mathematic symbols and punctuation signs and know how to read and write them.
Assemble characters brick by brick and play with words in order to develop the ability to read and write.
Assemble characters, play with numbers and develop the ability to do basic mathematics and geometry.