Finish the Road
Learn left to right reading direction, use notions of alignment to complete and walk across road made of bricks.
Add bricks to finish the road across the top of the base plate – don’t leave any cracks to fall through.
Add a LEGO mini figure: make it walk or jump across the road, from left to right.
Feel the bumps in the road.
How to prepare
1 base plate
8 random bricks
1 LEGO mini figure
Place one brick on the base plate: horizontally, at the top left corner, to begin the road.
Suggest “Show me how you follow the road with your index finger!”.
Ask “Can you tell me where there are a lot of studs and where you feel just a few?”.
Affix the base plate to the wall in a vertical plane to change perspective and facilitate understanding spatial notion.
Change the starting number of bricks.
Add more roads.
Create a vertical road, one with turns, …
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize and use notions of alignment, right angle, equality of lengths, middle, symmetry
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
- Manipulate: make an intentional movement with an object
- Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
- Request and accept help from others, use peers as a resource
Did you know?
Playful experiences are worthwhile in early education because children find them highly engaging-driven by an inner curiosity and enthusiasm, they try harder, persist for longer and think more deeply.
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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