Cover the Bricks
Search the base plate, identify simple spatial relationships, manipulate and attach bricks, according to direction.
Explore the base plate.
Each time you find a brick on the base plate, place one of your bricks on top of it, to build a small tower.
How to prepare
1 base plate
10 random bricks
Place 5 bricks anywhere on the base plate, ensuring they do not touch each other.
Place the 5 other bricks in a bowl.
Explain and show different spatial relationships like on top of, underneath… Explain by using the child’s hands (e.g. hide a brick under their hand, on top of it…).
Encourage the child to use both hands.
Suggest higher towers.
Change number of starting bricks.
Free play: add a LEGO mini figure to play with!
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Name spatial relationships
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
- Recognize spatial relationships
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
Construction games are an excellent way to develop a strong mental representation of space.
Learning is to go beyond memorizing academic content, by highlighting that children need to develop a breadth of skills. A holistic approach which also includes their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative skills is essential.
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.