Pick Letters, Make Words
Develop vocabulary and word understanding. Organize letters to create and write words.
Pick 2 letters from the bowl.
Make a word on the base with these letters and any others from the box.
Read the word.
How to prepare
2 base plates
All the bricks (letters)
Select 10 random letters from the box and place them in the bowl.
Before the activity, arrange the additional letters in alphabetical order on the base plate or request the child to do so.
Suggest “Consider to make this activity more fun”.
One of the picked letters must be the first letter of the word.
Increase the difficulty of the letters placed in the bowl (mirror letters, rare letters).
Find words linked to a specific lesson (vocabulary).
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute
- Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates: Gradually use appropriate vocabulary and/or ratings to describe a situation, present an argument
- Develop tactile exploration: Locate name in braille
- Solicit information/assistance from appropriate persons in various settings
Did you know?
Learning through Play also involves being actively engaged. Imagine a child who’s fully absorbed in playing with a set of building blocks. He/she is actively imagining how the pieces will go together. This mental immersion and ability to stay focused are especially powerful in the context of Learning through Play.
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.