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Some objects have become iconic when learning braille; one of the most famous objects is the egg box carton!

You all have great ideas for using this simple object in fun exercises. Why not build a lesson plan around it?

Let’s start with an introduction of the egg carton.

For example, ask the child to place bricks in all six holes.

Several activities can be played:

  • “Listen to the dots”: vocal identification of the numbered dots on a braille brick for pattern reproduction in a braille cell egg carton

  • “Reproduce in an egg carton”: dot constellation memorization and reproduction in a braille cell egg carton

  • “Egg carton twister”: a fun activity developing single finger use, to recreate a pattern with placement of individual fingers in an egg box

  • “Egg carton numbers”: write a number in braille by duplicating the pattern of the number brick in an egg box

  • “Swing cell”: helps students understand how to go from reading braille to writing on a brailler; transforming an egg carton into a swing cell, and demonstrating dots one through six with finger and braille key positions

Practitioners can choose and combine a few LEGO Braille Bricks activities and build their own lesson plans! What an easy and quick way to set up a lesson plan!

Feel free to create and incorporate your own activities using the egg box tool. There are so many fun possibilities for learning through play! And, please, don’t forget to share your ideas and experiences!

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Learning through Play with LEGO® Braille Bricks

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