I have two sons. My oldest, Liam, is 7 years old and is deafblind. My youngest, Finn, is 4 years old and has typical vision and hearing. I saw this cute little game at a thrift shop and thought that it had great tactile pieces that would be easy to modify. I have been wanting to get the boys a game that we could learn to play together that everyone could participate in and enjoy. My main objective (besides fun time together ) is to practice turn taking.
How to play:
The purpose is to roll the die and whatever color shows on the die is the color you need to find and match using the ladybugs on the board.
- First letter of the color in braille
- Small piece of foam stuck to the bottom of the die and ladybug pieces to show orientation of the braille letters.
- The die also includes braille and foam pieces. (It does roll quite nicely even with the foam!)
- Small box to roll the die in
This game could also be modified in different ways, such as using different textures to the circles to match instead of the braille. I also thought it would be fun to add words to the ladybugs and when you roll the die you have to find the words that start with the correct letter!