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Ready to play “Save the Turtles”?

Let's discover the first pre-braille manipulation activity!
Drawing of the activity: bricks outside a bowl are placed right side up

The next three weeks of pre-braille include discovery and analysis of six activities.

After reading the instructions for each activity, try to play it by yourself.

Next, watch the videos of visually impaired children playing the same activities. Don’t miss the text below the videos! It includes analysis, comments and useful information concerning pre-braille and braille.

Finally, useful facilitation tips for teaching blind students are included at the end of each activity.

We propose to explore one activity of the category “Manipulation”.

You will identify tactile characteristics of bricks and control motor skills, while placing the turtles back on their feet.

You need to prepare ten random bricks and a bowl. Place the ten bricks in the bowl.

Let’s play!

All you have to do is to help the turtles get back on their feet! (The side of the bricks with the studs is their shell).

  1. Choose a turtle from the bowl.

  2. Find the turtle’s shell with the studs.

  3. Place the turtle on the table, with the studs facing up.

  4. Continue until all turtles are saved.

Did you enjoy it? Have you invented other manipulation activities? Please, share your ideas and comments below!

You would like to see Joao save turtles and read our comments? Go to the next step!

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