Storytelling Through the Senses
Rhyming Multisensory Stories and poems connect individuals with special educational needs and disabilities (aged 3-19) to literature, culture and topic in a way that is meaningful to their lives.
Stories are told through the senses using sensory stimuli, (story props), that provide new experiences to calm and alert the sensory system in a safe, therapeutic and motivating environment.
The story props are low budget items found around the home, garden and classroom.
Stories are fully resourced and their step-by-step format, make them accessible to Parents, Guardians, Childminders, Early Years Educators, Teachers, HLTA’s, TA's, Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Support Workers, Activity Coordinators, Storytellers, Librarians and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses in a fun and engaging way!
The stories are adapted to meet a range of abilities from curious preschoolers to adolescents with complex needs and form an excellent base on which to scaffold learning enabling the individual to work toward personal targets and learning goals
Listening to rhythm and rhyme supports memory and aids learning, promotes communication and language development and the learning of new concepts.
Each story includes themed, sensory extension activities linking to areas of the curriculum making the resources ideal for use in Early Years and Primary settings, EAL and speech and language students.