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Read how to facilitate this activity "Save the Turtles"

In each activity sheet, you will find some facilitation tips and possible variations.

They are there to help you support, encourage and accommodate students. You will also find advice more specific to visual impairment.

In the video, you’ve seen one solution to make the activity easier, which was to use DUPLO bricks. Some children may have difficulties in manipulating the LEGO Braille Bricks, and/or to feel the studs.

With DUPLO, it’s much easier to feel the difference between the studs on the top and the holes on the bottom of the brick. These bricks are larger and therefore easier to handle and manipulate. We even chose bricks with round corners, to remind us of the shape of a turtle shell.

We also suggest using classic LEGO bricks: they have more studs and it’s easier to feel the difference between the shell (lots of studs) and the bottom of the turtle (only holes).

Did you notice that Joao used both hands? One hand picked the bricks in the bowl and placed it in the correct position, while the other was keeping the saved turtles on the table.

That’s an awesome strategy that naturally came to him.

We should always encourage using both hands!

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