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
  • Here is the Sea

Sensory Storytime for 3—8 year olds

5-week program or stand-alone, 45 minute 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.


  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan and Pamela Lofts
  • Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein


For groups of 12-15 children + carers

  • $3500* - 5 week series (3 sessions per day)
  • $2800* - 4 week series (3 sessions per day)
  • $900 - 1 day (3 sessions)
  • $700 - 1/2 day (2 sessions)
  • $500 - single session

*Subsidised price - conditions apply

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.

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