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Making a Sensory Story

Earlier this year, I visited a Bluebell School, a therapeutic special school and one of the most amazing places I've ever seen. Both the staff and students were amazing - fun and resilient and wonderfully extraordinary.  One of my tasks for the day, was to create a 'Sensory Story' for the children. A sensory story is a way of making stories come to life using sensory experiences based upon the scenes in the book. We have 5 main senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell; and I wanted to incorporate all of these into my own sensory story for my picture book 'The Lonely Dragon'.  Before I started, I read a marvellous  book entitled 'Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs: A Practical Guide.' Written by Joanna Grace. (This book is available on Amazon). This book was really useful in understanding the importance of sensory stories, as well as lots of practical advice on how to compile and create experiences for a sensor

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