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How do you use LEGO Braille Bricks?

LEGO Braille Bricks facilitate the creation of multiple playful lesson plans, offering the best opportunities to learn braille through play.

The LEGO Braille website has many different activities to provide a variety of playful ways to learn a specific skill. https://LEGOBrailleBricks.com offers cards with enticing titles for each activity and a global vision of ideas that facilitators can practice with their students.

For writing one’s name, activity choice is numerous.

Braille Characters category includes:

  • Identical Letter Towers
  • Identify Individual Letters
  • Listen and Pick a Letter

Braille Literacy includes:

  • Find your Letter
  • What Letter is Missing
  • Word Scramble
  • Hidden Word
  • Upper Case

The idea is not to offer them all, but to create a cocktail of fun activities, promoting learning through play. The child learns to write their name without being bored by the same activity!

Let’s combine four activities and imagine a fun 45-minute session for a young student!

1. Identical Letter Towers: In a bowl, place all the letters needed to spell the student’s name 3 times. First, ask the player to build a tower for each letter in their name. Second, pick all the bricks which spell their name one time.

2. Find your Letter: Randomly place all the letter bricks on the baseplate. Instructions are to find the first letter of their name and continue until the spelling is complete.

3. What Letter is Missing?: Remove a letter from the name and ask which letter is missing.

4. Hidden Word: Hide the name in a sculpture made of classic LEGO and braille bricks. Ask the student to look for the braille bricks and write their name on the baseplate.

Useful “Tips and Tricks” such as how to build your own braille labels can also be added!

LEGO Braille Bricks facilitate the creation of multiple playful lesson plans, offering the best opportunities to learn braille through play.

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