Where is Alba?
Help Woofi find Alba, through a tactile exploration of plate in search of a brick with a given constellation of dots.
Alba is the only brick on the base plate with dot 1
Alba has a dog, Woofi, who loves her. Unfortunately, Woofi can’t find Alba because there are so many people on the beach
Explore the beach to help Woofi find Alba
When you find Alba, take Woofi from the bowl and put him with her friend
How to prepare
1 base plate
20 bricks, including only one letter brick “A”
A small object to symbolize a dog
Place 20 bricks in correct reading position, all over the base plate.
Place the dog object in the bowl.
Provide an example of the Alba brick (a letter brick “A”)
Perform activity without the notion of the dog, only looking for Alba.
Offer tactile research strategies: “Explore as if you were reading a text on a page, that is to say from left to right and top to bottom.”
Change the letter brick
Hide several Alba-bricks and place several dogs-bricks in the bowl
Hide Alba among classic LEGO bricks instead of other LEGO Braille Bricks
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Construct the number to express quantities: Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
- Spontaneously engage in free and then guided exploration of different tools and different media
- Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object
- Comply with directions and limits from adults
Did you know?
Meaningful is when the child can relate new experiences to something already known. In play, children often explore what they have seen and done, or noticed others do, as a way of grasping what it means. By doing so, they can express and expand their understanding through a variety of media, symbols and tools.
Pre-braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: MANIPULATION
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: ORIENTATION
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CONSTELLATION
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.