What Animal is it?
Reading and writing development through the use of auditory skills in an imaginative peer play game.
Player 1 : Pick a brick at random.
Player 1 : Think of an animal starting with this letter.
Player 1 : Describe your animal with sound or motion.
Player 2 : Guess what animal it is.
Both players : Work together to pick the right bricks from the box to write the name of the animal on the base plate.
How to prepare
1 base plate
All the letter bricks
Place the box of letter bricks and the base plate between the players.
Ask “Can you imagine being in a zoo or in the jungle? What do you hear?”
Find words in a given subject (geography, history, physics…), instead of animal.
Arrange the letters in alphabetical order on an extra base plate for ease in finding.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Discover the function of the written word: Participate in the writing of certain words
- Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Comply with simple directions and limits from adults
Did you know?
Children tend to discuss detailed features during playful building activities with peers and demonstrate higher level of self-regulation during small-group activities and 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.