Recognize shapes, develop motor skills and bilateral hand-use. Create a Playdough triangle and decorate it with bricks.
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
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.