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Sensory Stories can be used with all ages:
Sensory Stimulation appeals to all five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell and can play an important role in creating and sustaining Cognitive skills.
Each card contains large print so that the words are easy to read. Just print on card stock and laminate to start the fun. You may use a tablet or computer, if printing is not an option to display each card or list.
To complete this activity, print each page with a photo and laminate it. This page will be used to show participants while you are telling the story. You can choose to print only one page or print enough pages so that everyone can have their own copy while you read.
Next, print the sensory story guide for each story you plan to read.
The guide includes: the story text, the action you should perform for each sentence in the story and a “Supplies Needed” column so that you can gather all needed material beforehand in preparation for telling the story.
Extend this activity by asking follow up questions either during or after you have read the story. For example, you would ask “Who has visited the beach before?”, “What was your favorite part about the beach?”, “What are some cool drinks you can think of that would be perfect for hot weather?”, “What kind of plants/animals might you see in the ocean or on the beach?”, “Have you ever built a sandcastle?”.
5 Sensory Stories
5 Sensory Story Guides
5 Themes - Beach, Circus, Ballgame, Camping, Down on the Farm