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 Hi this is Anthem's Lego Mom checking in and I wanted to share these amazing sets! 

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So where do I start, as parents when our babies are born all we want to do is share the world with them right? We sing, talk or sign to our babies waiting for them to reply. We all know children learn best while they play and LEGO is great at that! 

With these different sets you have visual information that a child can separate from a picture or situation and discuss more in depth, foe example the Duplo feelings, it's one thing to see an upset picture but what about when you are holding the upset Duplo person, now you can talk about why they are upset and how they can feel better.  The link below is a sample of Lego Education curriculum.
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Now, these next sets I really think are beneficial to Deaf/Blind because with these sets you can discuss distance and descriptions of landscape through the stories Duplo has created. For example you might describe the Duplo scene or picture and place it further away on the table then build a Duplo terrain, maybe a hill, or a bridge and then discuss maybe the signs or English terms used to describe the terrain. 


If you haven't heard of Lego Braille Bricks check them out!! Here's the site https://www.legobraillebricks.com/  where you will find topics from pre-braille:tactile exploration, literacy: manipulating words, numeracy: place value and so much more! The topics on the site all pair with Braille Bricks. This is very exciting to me for children to have an inclusive tool like Lego to use and learn from using purposeful play. 

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Now this last one is for older kids around 13-18+ with this Lego Identity and landscape Serious Play kit, you have all the bricks you need to build and make up life situations. This set is actually made for corporate meetings, its a tool used to help companies develop and grow new ideas. However applied in a middle/high school educational setting for Deaf/Blind Disabled students we have a safe space for them to explore and learn independent living skills. 

I don't have a class room yet, although I graduated in Deaf studies, I have gone back to school to be an elementary teacher and I can't wait to use tools like these in my classroom! 
If you have already had the joy of using these tools, we'd love to hear from you! 

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