This activity has been revised and was originally created by Monica Allon, Karen Brody and Molly Campbell.
Baseball is the national pastime, and this three-dimensional game helps students who are blind or visually impaired to learn first-hand the rules of the game, while also practicing important skills. Those skills include:
- Left and right spatial orientation – moving players through the appropriate bases
- Braille – reading the scores and the hit boxes
- Hand strength – pulling the players off of the Velcro bases and pulling back on the bat
- Fine motor manipulation – putting the string for the ball onto the knob on the batting device
- Bilateral hand use – stabilizing the batting device with one hand and swinging the bat with the other
- Motor planning – determining the best angle to aim the batting device to get a hit into a box
- Active listening – to peers, as well as social interaction
- Simple math – adding scores on the score board
- Appropriate and timely turn taking
- Understanding and following directions
This game board can be made with Tri-Wall and can represent any Major League home stadium. Lessons include English Language Arts, Orientation and Mobility, Sports and Leisure, and Math.