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Read the Number

10 min1 participant

Improve knowledge of 2-digit numbers. Manipulate and combine braille bricks on a base plate, and create new numbers.

Let's play!

  1. Pick 2 bricks.

  2. Read what is on each brick.

  3. Place the 2 bricks next to each other on the base plate.

  4. Read the new number (e.g. 25 or 52) you have made.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 10 number bricks (“0” to “9”)

  • 1 number sign brick 

  • 1 bowl

Place the number sign brick in the top left corner of the base plate to indicate the bricks are numbers.

Place the remaining bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Explain that we are not going to put the number sign in front of each brick. The number sign in the top left corner of the base plate indicates that all the bricks are numbers.

  • Ask “How can you create a more engaging activity?”, e.g. throw 3 bricks -like dice- and carry out the activity with the bricks that are not upside down.

Possible variations

  • Increase the number of digits by picking more bricks.

  • Arrange all the bricks on the base plate and ask the child to write a given number.

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

cognitive skills

  • Use numbers to show a rank, a position

physical skills

  • Learn through action, observation, analysis of personal action and observed activity: Appropriate methods and tools to learn

emotional skills

  • Share rules, roles and responsibilities
  • Identify consequences of behaviors in social interactions

creative skills

  • Identify various leisure activities to be done alone or with other people

social skills

  • Anticipate potential problems, identify steps for resolution including alternative solutions

Did you know?

  • Because child development is beautifully complex, we take a holistic view and highlight the importance of children’s physical, social, cognitive, creative and emotional skills and how these complements and interact with one another. 

  • This activity promotes development of these holistic skills.

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