Early Years

Sensory Storytelling for children 0-8yrs

Sensory Storytelling is inspired by the State Library of WA’s Better Beginnings initiative and brings a multi-sensory play-based approach to “readings” of rhymes and popular children’s stories. The program builds capacity amongst parents, early childhood educators and therapists by modeling the use of music and sensory activities to augment children’s understanding and enjoyment of story. Sensory Storytelling encourages early literacy development and links strongly with the Early Years Learning Framework.

Sensory Rhymetime for 0-4 year olds

5-week program or stand-alone, 45 min sessions

Rhymes include “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, “It’s Raining, it’s Pouring”, “Ride a Big Horse to Banbury Cross” & “Peas Porridge Hot, Peas Porridge Cold”

Sensory Storytime for 3—8 year olds

5-week program or stand-alone, 45 min sessions

One story is presented across the 5-week program. Content is broken down into 5 themes, with one covered each week. The final session includes a review of the whole story. The review of the whole story can also be delivered as a stand-alone session.

Stories currently offered are “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”, by Michael Rosen and “Wombat Stew”, by Marcia Vaughan & Pamela Lofts.

Read the ECU evaluation of Sensory Storytelling

2018 ECU Evaluation Final Report - The Sensory Storytelling Project

Sensory is just as good and important as physio. We get so caught up in everyday routine. So this is something different to do. I got ideas from last week to do at home.