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Learning Through Play: Creative skills

Coming up with ideas, expressing them and transforming them into reality by creating associations, symbolizing and representing ideas and providing meaningful experiences for others.

LEGO Braille Bricks activities’ aim is to work simultaneously on skills commonly worked at school (academic skills) or specific to visually impaired children (VI skills). Both are essential to deeply understand concepts and develop a breadth of skills.

Academic skills

  • Make the sound of a letter and count the phonic syllables of a word
  • Find words to produce new rhymes and assonances
  • Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesizing, imagining and exploring ideas
  • Spontaneously engage in free and then guided exploration of different tools and different media
  • Reproduce, assemble, organize, link graphic patterns and then create new ones
  • Explain the outcome of a production
  • Put into words procedures in peer-to-peer exchanges
  • Describe an organization produced or observed
  • Express on a production
  • Adapt a project according to constraints and audience
  • Reproduce and interpret a melodic and rhythmic model
  • Imagine graphic representations to organize a succession of sounds and sound events

Visual impairment skills

  • Express self through craft, artwork
    • Explore various crafting activities
    • Experiment with a variety of art media to create original artwork
  • Express self through music
    • Explore vocal sounds
    • Make sounds with simple percussion instruments
    • Sing simple songs
    • Sing alone, with a partner, and in small groups
  • Utilize adapted games/materials during free time
  • Identify various leisure activities to be done alone or with other people
  • Retell or create simple stories
  • Read as a leisure activity
  • Write as a leisure activity
  • Organize objects in play
    • Create and engage in creative dramatics and activities (present skits, use puppets)
    • Play with several different hand-held toys
    • Pretend to engage in common actions and activities related to self
    • Use a toy resembling a “real” object to represent that object
    • Engage in several familiar pretend-play sequences
    • Express pretend feelings in play
  • Invent a variety of activities with one set of objects
  • Engage in solitary play activities for an ability appropriate amount of time
  • Engage in imaginative play with others

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Learning Through Play: Physical skills

Being physically active, understanding movement and space through practicing sensory-motor skills. Spatial understanding and nurturing an active and healthy body.

Learning Through Play: Social skills

Collaborate, communicate and understand other people’s perspectives through sharing ideas, negotiating rules and building empathy.

Learning Through Play: Cognitive skills

Concentration, problem solving and flexible thinking by learning to tackle complex tasks and building effective strategies to identify solutions.

Learning Through Play: Emotional skills

Understand, manage and express emotions by building self-awareness and handling impulses. Staying motivated and confident in the face of difficulties.