Develop tactile tracking skills to identify constellation differences. Pick flowers to create a pretty bouquet.
Explore the flower and mushroom bricks growing in the field.
Pick the flowers bricks (they include only dot 1, dot 2 and dot 4).
Place them in the bowl.
Make a bouquet with all the flowers.
How to prepare
1 base plate
16 letter bricks (8 "F", 8 "M")
Attach 16 vertical bricks (reading position) to the base plate in random locations.
Preliminary exercises: note the difference between an "F” and an "M" while repeating the dot’s names ("F" = dot 1, dot 2 and dot 4, "M" = dot 1, dot 3, and dot 4).
Preliminary exercises: suggest recreation of the constellations, "F" and "M", in a braille cell egg carton.
Ask “Who are these flowers for?”, “What is your favorite flower’s scent?”
Change number of bricks.
Add other letters: "N" for nuts, "G" for grass…
Change the ability to distinguish between the letters: i.e. A/Q (easily identified by touch), E/I (more difficult) …
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use numbers to show a rank, a position
- Organize objects in play: Engage in several familiar pretend-play sequences
- Develop tactile tracking skills: Identify which word or letter is different/same
- Implement an artistic project
- Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers
Did you know?
Facilitating children’s learning is different from thinking of teaching as “delivering content” because the goal is for the young child to understand concepts and develop a breadth of skills to be applied.
Pre-braille activity groups
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.