Identical Letter Towers
Choose a brick.
Read the letter.
Find the other 2 bricks with the same letter and build a tower.
Make 2 more towers the same way.
How to prepare
1 base plate
9 bricks (3 groups of 3 identical letters)
9 bricks randomly aligned, horizontally, in correct reading position, on the base plate.
Ask “How do you know you have built each tower correctly?”.
Choose letters tactually different for easier activity and tactually closer for more difficult activity.
Increase the number of letters.
Build the towers with friends.
Build the highest tower possible using only vowels or letters in the child's name.
2 children collaborate: one, building tower B, the other, tower C.
Try same activity but with a different number of identical letters (4 “A”, 5 “B” and 3 “C”) to work on concepts such as taller, longer, smaller, shorter
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover alphabetical principle: Recognize and name the majority of letters of the alphabet
- Track each letter, chain several letters together, produce a series of identical letters
- Solicit information/assistance from appropriate persons in various settings
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
Did you know?
This can be a collaborative game: social interaction is a powerful tool for both learning and play.
By communicating their thoughts, understanding others through direct interaction and sharing ideas, children are not only able to enjoy being with others, but also to build deeper understanding and more powerful relationships.
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.