All children learn best through play. With Braille alphabet blocks the blind, visually impaired, and sighted can play and learn the alphabet together. This shared experience enhances awareness and bridges differences. Braille Alphabet Blocks pair an embossed lower case letter with its corresponding Braille cell on top and bottom. Sides alternate printed lower case letter and Braille. Cubes measure 1 3/4″. Twenty eight blocks per set. Handmade in the U.S. from sustainably harvested Michigan basswood with nontoxic, mouth-safe inks. Braille Nemeth Math Blocks sold separately.
When thinking of classic early childhood toys, what comes to mind? Of course the answers are many, but blocks are always high on the list. More often than not, a child’s first blocks contain letters of the alphabet. Initially in a soft form, safe for infants and toddlers to mouth and throw. Later usually in wood. Some so exquisitely carved that they become cherished family heirlooms. Too beautiful to put away, they frequently find their way to the coffee table where they invite spontaneous play from adults as well as children.
Almost everyone recalls playing with alphabet blocks. Gradually as we played, we learned to identify the letters, usually only in the upper case. Then, as we became more curious, perhaps a parent or older sibling showed us how to spell our name. Later we began putting letters together to make words on our own.