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Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of spring with this fully resourced, step by step multisensory exploration/teaching guide.

A multisensory story is told using sensory stimuli (props).
The story props are low budget, everyday items found around the home, garden, outdoor areas and in the classroom.

This story includes themed, sensory extension activities that link to the EYFS Framework and areas of the KS1 National Curriculum making them the perfect resource for Special Education (aged 3-19) EYFS, Mainstream Primary, Speech & Language and EAL students.

What are the Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling?

1. Storytelling creates a bond between the storyteller and the story explorer enhancing and enriching experiences.

2. Rhyming Multisensory Stories connect the individual to literature, culture and topic in a fun and engaging way.

3. The stories form a base on which to scaffold learning enabling the student to work on personal goals and individual targets.

4. The activities in the stories are designed to promote communication skills: (eye contact, listening, shared attention & language development), self-confidence & well-being (trying out new ideas & skills, practicing self-care & independence and enjoying achievement), self-awareness: (asking for ‘help’, ‘again’ and ‘more’), present opportunities to explore cause & effect and build anticipation skills, promote physical development: (fine & gross motor skills), build knowledge about the environment & the world around us, to engage in scientific experimentation and mathematical concepts and to develop social & emotional skills: (turn-taking & sharing and teamwork).

5. The sensory stimuli (story props) are a tool for the story explorer to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences and to have the opportunity to make choices.
This information can be used to identify motivators or items to calm and individual when anxious, tired or stressed, identify triggers, (some you may wish to avoid, others to work on building tolerance through desensitisation in a safe and therapeutic environment) and used in the writing of care plans to enhance areas daily life.

Table of Contents

The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling
How to tell a Multisensory Story
Story Props Checklist
‘Spring’ Full Story
‘Spring’ Fully Resourced, Step-by-Step Multisensory Story
Spring Pond Sensory Bin
Let’s Explore…Lambs
Bee Seed Balls
Nest Building
Make a Bird Nesting Material Holder
Chocolate Bird Nests
Flower Colour Changing Experiment
Spring Weather Box & Sensory Clothes Exploration
Spring Nature Walk
Bottle Animals
Herb Sock Animal
Cress Shapes
Mini Greenhouse
Nature’s Art Room
Spring Weaving
Spring Clean Your Classroom
Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Spring Ancient Beliefs – Egypt & The Roman Empire
Spring Ancient Beliefs – Shemu
Spring Ancient Beliefs – Anglo Saxons
Spring Ancient Beliefs – Ancient Greece & Maya
Mayan Equinox Sensory Bin
Spring Festivals Around the World – Holi
Spring Festivals Around the World – Marzanna (Poland)
Spring Festivals Around the World – Cimburijada (Bosnia)
Spring Festivals Around the World – Las Fallas (Valencia Spain)
Spring Festivals Around the World – Cherry Blossom Festival (Japan)
Spring Festivals Around the World – Nowruz (Iran)
Spring Sensory Ideas & Inspiration

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