Gifted by The LEGO Foundation, young Auckland North students who access the curriculum through braille have an additional resource to add to their Braille toolbox – a set of LEGO Braille Bricks. Although the same as regular lego, the bricks have studs that correspond to numbers and letters of the Braille alphabet.
The interactive games are a hit. “Cheat” in which learners try to trick their opponent is a firm favourite, as is Body Braille Twister, a game in which the player positions their body on large floor discs to represent a chosen letter. The LEGO Braille kit is a great motivator for young learners who learn in Braille to develop manipulation, orientation, constellation, literacy and numeracy skills.