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Twin Friends

10 min1 participant

Let's play!

  1. Feel one brick on the base plate.

  2. Find the twin brick in the bag.

  3. Place it under its twin friend.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 5 pairs of bricks: e.g. 2 “S”, 2 “E”, 2 “T", 2 “U", 2 “#”

  • 1 small bag

Separate the 5 twin sets of bricks into 2 groups.

On top left of the base plate, align horizontally 5 different bricks. Leave space between them.

Hide the 5 other bricks in the bag.

Facilitation tips

  • Encourage exploration of the bricks and counting the studs.

Possible variations

  • Increase the number of bricks.

  • Add non-matching bricks to the bag.

  • Peer play: take turns using the same bag and base plate.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Use numbers to show a rank, a position
  • Use numbers to show a rank, a position: Build a suite identical to a proposed ordered suite

Creative

  • Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones

Physical

  • Explore and discriminate to get information about the tactual properties of an object (by moving hands or by moving the object)
  • Identify spatial relationship within a braille cell, a line, a page

Did you know?

  • Playing with peers is an inclusive and social interactive activity: it can dissolve barriers! 

  • Hands-on experimental learning is joyful: children feel able and confident about their learning!

  • Sing 2 hands to play develops moter skills and propioception (the process in which nerves are stimulates when the body moves, so that a peron is aware of their body's position).

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