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Introduction

Learn more about pre-braille third category : Constellation

Welcome to the final week of pre-braille!

The skills needed to read braille are not only feeling the dots and following a line. It is fundamental to have a deep awareness and knowledge of the spatial organisation of a braille cell. This begins with learning the position of each of the six dots.

Every learner will build a mental map of a braille cell. They will learn to memorize dot configurations specific to each braille character and easily recognize, decode, and finally read them.

With pre-braille Constellation activities, students will gain a complete understanding of the braille cell.

They will discover how studs are arranged in two columns of three and learn how to differentiate each of them.

Using multiple tactile tools (hula hoops, egg carton boxes, dice…), an understanding of relationships between the dots on a braille cell will be explored.

In this fun week, let’s:

  • Find new tools for braille cell discovery and arrangement of dots

  • Learn playful methods for differentiation of dots

  • Use and adapt LEGO Braille Bricks activities

Have fun!

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