What better way to ensure that your child has fun while learning than to create educational toys, right? Now for many of us, we never really had the need to learn braille, but unfortunately there are children who are born blind or who are visually impaired who have no choice but to learn the language as that is how they read things.

However thanks to design agency Lew’Lara\TBWA, they have come up with an interesting idea to teach kids how to read braille, and that is by creating LEGO-like bricks designed to resemble the raised bumps on pages that would depict letters. Through this methods, kids will be able to play with the bricks like they would a regular LEGO toy, but at the same time use them to help spell out words and also read words written for them.

Note that the bricks themselves aren’t actually officially sanctioned by LEGO, meaning that they won’t be available for purchase as a commercial product. Instead Lew’Lara\TBWA has created 300 sets for the Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The good news is that assuming LEGO’s lawyers don’t go after them, the designs are actually uploaded under a Creative Commons license so that anyone’s who interested can check it out and create their own.

It’s a pretty unique and somewhat obvious idea and if you’d like to learn more, you can check out the video above for the details.

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