Touching Stories

Touching Stories

Workshop for grades Pre-K through 12th

This unique program brings multi-sensory stories to developmentally disabled children and adults in libraries, schools, and day programs. Each Touching Stories kit is created specifically for a unique audience. The stories are short, interactive, and focused on feelings and sensation. The plots are simple and the stories lend themselves to sensory experiences.

Each story “page” includes some sensory stimulation – the smell of a campfire, the feel of a warm blanket, the sound of a bee hive. Using high-quality materials, pages are crafted to be easy to manipulate, simple to understand, and durable enough to withstand many repeated tellings. The pages serve unique purposes for every story. In some stories, smell is used to stimulate and excite. In others, a soothing smell may be used to calm. A loud sound can produce laughter or a gasp, while a quiet sound can encourage greater focus and concentration.

As these stories are read and re-read, audiences will learn to predict the sensory experience coming next, and this will add to their enjoyment. Everyone loves a good story told again and again.This workshop is specifically designed for special needs students.

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