Roll the Die
Tactile exploration to find a brick with the same number of studs as designated by the die rolled in a game.
All players taking turns:
Roll the die and read the number.
Find a brick with studs equal to that number.
Roll a 6? Pick any number you wish.
Place the brick on your base plate.
The first one to get 5 bricks that include 1 to 5 studs wins!
How to prepare
3 base plates
All the bricks
Give a base plate to each player.
Roll the die in a box to prevent loss.
Prepare base plate with 5 markers for each category of bricks.
Encourage light tactile exploration of the bricks, “Don’t try to crush them!”.
Confusion between dot’s position in the braille cell, how we represent numbers in braille and the number of dots in the constellation can be avoided by saying “dot 2” and not only “2”.
Reduce the number of bricks.
Change the number of players.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use numbers to show a rank, a position
- Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones
- Explore and discriminate to get information about the tactual properties of an object (by moving hands or by moving the object)
- Understand rules
- Engage in game, pretend play activities, verbal play with peers
Did you know?
Games operate like guided play, but with the game itself providing the rules, structure and learning goals, rather than those elements being provided by the adult.
Widening access to play, particularly early in life, is one way of reducing the differences experienced by people without the same opportunities.
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.