Explore tactile properties of a brick. Discriminate, manipulate and organize to create smooth steps in a staircase.
Build a staircase with smooth steps on the base plate.
Make it as high as possible.
Climb the staircase with a LEGO mini figure or your fingers!
How to prepare
1 base plate
16 bricks randomly chosen from the first decade "A" to " J". These bricks provide the largest flat space because they contain only the first 2 rows of dots - 1, 2, 4, 5
1 LEGO mini figure
Place the bricks in the bowl.
The depth of the steps may vary (1 stud or 2), depending on staircase assembly.
Ask “Where does your staircase go?”.
Suggest finding a real staircase to feel the flat steps.
Use only letter “G" (easy to feel the difference between the portion with studs and the portion without).
Change the bricks: letters with dot 3 and dot 6 provide the smallest space for steps.
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Recognize and use notions of alignment, right angle, equality of lengths, middle, symmetry
- Explore and discriminate to get information about the tactual properties of an object (by moving hands or by moving the object)
- Organize: find objects in their usual place; return them to their usual place; sort or categorize by placement, function, attribute; gather materials for a task
- Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions
Did you know?
Children have different learning interests and needs. A great facilitator combines practices - free play, guided play and instruction - to meet children where they are and support their continued desire to grow and learn through play.
Pre-braille activity groups
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: MANIPULATION
Discover and get used to the bricks, learn how to handle, assemble and put them on the base plate.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: ORIENTATION
Learn how to position the bricks on the base plate and be aware that their orientation is important.
LEGO® Braille Bricks activities: CONSTELLATION
Discover the braille cell and how studs are arranged in two columns. Learn how to differentiate the studs.