Roll the playdough into a rope.
Fold the rope to make a triangle.
Align bricks on top of the playdough triangle.
How to prepare
Random braille bricks
Give playdough and bricks to the child.
Ask “What else looks like a triangle?”.
Ask “What other shapes can you make?”.
Change shape: circle, rectangle, hexagon…
Make solid shapes, not just the contour and cover it with bricks.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 2 dimensions
- Spontaneously engage in free and then guided exploration of different tools and different media
- Develop bilateral hand use
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
Playdough allows the creation of more shapes with diagonal and curves.
Playful experiences offer a safe space for children to try out and take risks, where they feel a sense of agency and direct their own activities.
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.