Build a Wall
Develop fine motor skills, recognize spatial relationships and increase knowledge of brick alignment to build a wall.
Complete the wall by adding one brick on top of each brick, building your wall higher from left to right.
Go for a free play session!
How to prepare
1 base plate
Make a horizontal line with 8 horizontal bricks, beginning in the top left corner, as foundation for the wall.
Place the other 8 bricks in the bowl.
Explain the wall must be straight, with all the bricks in the same direction.
Suggest tactile exploration along the wall to ensure proper alignment.
Change the height and/or length of the wall.
Pre-construct a model of a wall on the base plate.
Use a timer.
Peer play: “Who is going to make the tallest? Who wants to build with me?”.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use and produce representations of location
- Coordinate several motor skills in one activity
- Adapt a project according to constraints and audience
Did you know?
Getting into the habit of going from left to right and from top to bottom, helps to acquire the reading and writing direction.
When children are engaged, they bring themselves into a learning activity, often by thinking of ways to enrich the experience and take the activity even further.
Learning through Play incorporates free or voluntary play, guided play, construction play, collaborative play, learning through games, physical play, and digital play, among others.
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.
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