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As you may have seen, in this activity Joao understood what the story was about.

He was not just playing with bricks, he was really saving the turtles.

In the video, Marie asked Joao to remove his hand so that she can see what is on the brick.

Of course these activities are made for blind students to learn braille, but they may have to play with sighted peers in inclusive settings.

Each of them needs to know how to work with the other students. That means a child with visual impairment has to have in mind that their sighted peer must be able to see what is on the bricks.

On the other hand, a sighted child has to be aware that it can take more time for their blind peer to find the bricks in the bowl and to feel the studs on them.

A great solution to ensure play inclusively can be to hide bricks. Instead of a bowl, take a fabric bag and place the turtles inside. You can also cut holes for hands in a cardboard box and place the bricks inside, or simply use a blindfold.

What could you suggest to facilitate a child who is struggling with this activity?

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