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LEGO® Braille bricks

Hey guys, 

 

I just spotted some news around a new project The LEGO Group has officially announced, and thought it was very exciting!

 

Some time ago, the Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind in Brazil created braille bricks to help children learn to read while having fun, as an independent project. The giant toys company has now taken the idea to a more global scale and confirmed that they will be launching Braille bricks sets in 2020. Those sets will be fully compatible with other bricks, and incorporate both Braille alphabet and printed letters.

 

You can read more here, and in the official press release here

 

I think this is a fantastic idea, and a very exciting product! Although it's aimed at children, and especially blind children learning to read, I can imagine it would also be useful for anyone who wants to learn Braille. I'd definitely be interested. nerd

 

What do you guys think of this? Do you know of, or have used, other toys or products like this that have been adapted to suit more particular needs? 

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Re: LEGO® Braille bricks

What a brilliant idea 💡 

Stich a simple invention that could help millions of people around the world. 

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Fantastic idea that enables children to join in with each other @EmilieT 



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@jonsie @TallTrees 

 

I'm glad to see you're both as enthusiastic as I was when I read this news!

 

Can you think of another way the bricks or other toys could be changed to reach even more children? I say children, but it could be adults as well of course smiling

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Hi @EmilieT 

 

I would love to think of another way that bricks or toys could be changed to be of use

to even more people ~ if I do I will post it hereinnocent



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That's so exciting @EmilieT 

I see they are including mathematical numbers as well as the alphabet.

So brilliantly simple, it's a wonder no-one thought of it earlier. heart

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Great idea @EmilieT. Both fun and educational, I'm all for that. Anything that helps children learn and they enjoy is a win-win in my book.

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Brilliant idea that surely will help people young & not-so-young 

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Hello @EmilieT 

 

 I am wondering whether this kind of thing could be useful for Alzheimers

touching numbers and symbols ~ also putting them into a puzzle could

help with memory?Smiley Happy



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@TallTrees wrote:

Hello @EmilieT 

 

 I am wondering whether this kind of thing could be useful for Alzheimers

touching numbers and symbols ~ also putting them into a puzzle could

help with memory?Smiley Happy


Not sure about that @TallTrees (in terms of touching numbers and symbols) It wouldn't be the way they had learned before Alzheimers so would be something new for the befuddled brain to learn.

 

I do think they would help if normal lego was used. We used it in our care of the elderly unit. Gave the patients pictures of lego things to build and see if they managed to copy it.

Lego is so old... I'm sure all elderly patients would remember it from their younger days. Smiley Wink

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