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  • Child reading braille with LEGO Braille Bricks and a portrait of Louis Braille

    Who was LOUIS BRAILLE?

    The genius who transformed the education of the blind with and proved that blind people could learn.

    Nov. 17. 2023Braille
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  • Stine Storm, Project Manager at the LEGO Foundation, presents the LEGO Braille Bricks toolkit.

    Let's OPEN the box!

    Discover the contents of the LEGO Braille Bricks toolkit in this unboxing video.

    Nov. 13. 2023Tips & Tricks
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  • Child's hands reading a document in braille.

    What is BRAILLE?

    Braille is a writing system that can be read with the fingers. Everyone knows that. But how exactly does it work? How is the code invented by the brilliant Louis Braille organised, and how do children learn it?

    Nov. 12. 2023Braille
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  • Student plays a letter game with LEGO Braille Bricks and a dice.

    Play with braille VOWELS

    "An angry elephant in orange underpants (yelling) : A, E, I, O, U, Y!" How well do your students know their vowels? Bridget Thompson, a curriculum resources officer from UK has designed a fun game to learn and use the vowels.

    Oct. 27. 2023Literacy
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  • LEGO Braille Bricks the number sign on a baseplate

    An OPERATION and a game

    845 431 x 3? Try this multiplication with LEGO Braille Bricks and the help of Melissa Fanshawe. Then, you've earned a game!

    Oct. 9. 2023STEM
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  • Melissa Fanshawe explains place value with LEGO Braille Bricks and a baseplate

    Place VALUE

    Units, tens, hundreds, thousands? In maths, every number has a place value.

    Sep. 27. 2023STEM
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  • Child playing with LEGO Braille Bricks and shells

    "Souvenirs de VACANCES"

    Using shells, water and sand, young children go on a hunt for LEGO fish. "Holiday memories" is a pre-braille manipulative activity.

    Sep. 21. 2023Pre-braille
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  • Writing their first name, the name of the day and the date, the weather: these small everyday activities are part of the learning process for all children learning to write.

    Back to SCHOOL rituals

    Writing their first name, the name of the day and the date, the weather: these small everyday activities are part of the learning process for all children learning to write.

    Sep. 11. 2023Daily Living
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  • Teenagers, a girl and a boy, are playing "battle" with LEGO Braille Bricks, a numeracy activity.

    Addition or Multiplication BATTLE!

    An inclusive game to practise addition and multiplication tables.

    Jun. 26. 2023STEM
    2 min read
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  • computer with baseplate and LEGO Braille Bricks

    How to get the most out of the LEGO Braille Bricks blog?

    In order to make this space a rich place of exchange between practitioners, experts and parents, it is necessary to follow some simple rules.

    May. 26. 2023Daily Living
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  • Drawers with braille labels

    ORGANISATION is key !

    Kerri discovered LEGO Braille Bricks early on. She shares her interest in the method and some tips on how best to use them with her students.

    May. 5. 2023Daily Living
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  • Teacher Melissa Fanshawe with mini figures and a base plate

    Part, part, WHOLE

    Before they understand the symbolic nature of numbers, it is important that students understand a number can be broken up into different things.

    Apr. 29. 2023STEM
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  • FRUITS or VEGETABLES?

    Pick and choose what you like best. And practice recognising closely related Braille characters on LEGO Braille Bricks.

    Apr. 21. 2023Literacy
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  • A zebu stands out of his pen.

    IN or OUT?

    Thanks to a zebu and LEGO bricks, Lucien distinguishes between IN and OUT. Try with other favourite animals!

    Apr. 21. 2023Pre-braille
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  • Building alphabetical towers on a baseplate.

    Build ALPHABETICAL towers

    It is important to have your toolkit ready for an activity quickly. Alphabet and storage boards are a good solution.

    Apr. 20. 2023Tips & Tricks
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  • M&M present the new LEGO Braille bricks blog

    Welcome to the new LEGO Braille Bricks BLOG!

    This is a new place to find and share articles written by specialists from all over the world, experts and parents.

    Apr. 19. 2023Tips & Tricks
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  • Learn to read hours and minutes with a LEGO Braille Bricks clock

    Bricks around the CLOCK

    Build a LEGO Braille Bricks clock and learn to tell the time.

    Apr. 19. 2023Tips & Tricks
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  • A young boy with LEGO Braille Bricks and a baseplate, doing a pre-braille activity.

    Why is BRAILLE still relevant today?

    Because braille code is the only writing system that allows blind people to access culture, knowledge and information.

    Dec. 21. 2022Braille
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