Bricks to Crosses
Demonstrate knowledge and manipulation skills to recognize “correct reading position”. Change bricks into crosses.
Search the baseplate for a brick
Pick a brick from the bowl
Placing the brick in correct reading position
Form a cross by adding it on top, and in the middle, of the brick found on the base plate.
Repeat until all bricks are crosses
How to prepare
1 base plate
8 letter bricks among “U”, “V”
8 equal sign bricks “=”
Place the 8 letter bricks in the bowl.
Place the 8 equal sign bricks “=” in landscape/horizontal position, all over the base plate.
Make crosses in modeling clay, from 2 ropes
Encourage discussion: “What are these crosses?”, “Why are they here?” “What object do you know with the same shape?”
Change the number of crosses
Mix positions of the bricks on the base plate: portrait, landscape.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Develop tactile exploration: Explore a braille page through touch: search with both hands over a page with a logical tactile strategy – top to bottom and side to side
- Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones
- Locate objects by touch: intentionally search for an object
- 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?
Children can learn to carry out multi-step activities, resist distractions and choose tasks suited to their interests and skill level, just as they can learn to use more advanced problem-solving strategies.
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.