Our blog about books for children with additional needs, and ideas for turning them into sensory stories.
A Spring-time Sensory Story 25 March 2021
Lambs, chicks and ducks…enjoy some spring-time sensory storytelling at the Big Dog Children’s Book Festival.
Kite Flying, Grace Lin 12 March 2021
It’s been a week of wild March winds here – and this is the perfect book for windy weather!
A Sensory Story for Mother’s Day 3 March 2021
Here is a story that would go well with a Mother’s Day theme when we celebrate the power of mums!
A Sensory Story for World Book Day 23 February 2021
World Book Day is on the 4th of March this year. A perfect day for a sensory story with lots of books in it!
A Pancake Day Sensory Story 5 February 2021
This time I have a script for you rather than a book recommendation. This script is for an easy-to-tell sensory story for pancake day.
Chinese New Year 30 January 2021
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine and Sebastià Serra is a fun lively tale for Chinese New Year.
Stone Soup 27 January 2021
It’s back to Wigtown Book Festival again for a big bowl of Stone Soup. This traditional tale about sharing is told all over the world.
Wake up Santa! 17 December 2020
I’m sending you over to the Wigtown Book Festival again for a Christmas sensory story! Santa has fallen asleep – the children won’t get any presents!
The Magic Porridge Pot 27 November 2020
I am very happy to be working with the Wigtown Festival on a series of Sensory Story and Rhyme videos. First up is the Magic Porridge Pot.
A Squash and a Squeeze, Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler 20 November 2020
Many of us may be feeling a little bit squashed and squeezed at the moment as we are stuck at home more than normal.
Even More Autumn and Halloween Sensory Stories! 15 October 2020
I’ve come across a couple more lovely books so I can’t resist giving some more seasonal sensory story suggestions…
More Sensory Stories for Autumn and Halloween 13 October 2020
Here are some links to Autumn and Halloween sensory stories available online.
It Was a Cold, Dark Night, Tim Hopgood 23 September 2020
Autumn is definitely here – time for some nice Autumn sensory stories.
Baby Goes to Market, Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank 8 September 2020
This lovely story about a mother and child visiting a West African market is very simple to follow and has big bright illustrations.
Stanley’s School, William Bee 7 August 2020
Stanley’s School is a cheerful story about a school day that will give you a chance to remind your wee ones about their school routine.
The Carrot Seed, Ruth Krauss 13 July 2020
Here is a sensory story for those of you who are enjoying pottering in the garden.
What a Wonderful World, illustrated by Tim Hopgood 22 June 2020
It’s the last week of term here in Scotland so I wanted to write about a feel-good book in the lead up to the holidays.
Peace at Last, Jill Murphy 1 June 2020
This picture book is perfect for telling as a multi-sensory story to a child with complex additional needs. It has a simple narrative with lots of lovely repetition and includes some very engaging noises!
The Three Billy Goats Gruff 1 June 2020
This satisfying tale can easily be turned into a multi-sensory story using only regular household objects. The rhythm and repetition in this story make it perfect to share with a child with complex additional needs.
All Join In, Quentin Blake 30 May 2020
A joyful book guaranteed to cheer up even the gloomiest of days! All Join In is is made up of a series of rhyming poems. All of these are lovely to read aloud, and all include lots of engaging noises.
The Crow and the Pitcher 28 May 2020
One of Aesop’s fables, The Crow and the Pitcher (or The Crow and the Jug) is a very simple little tale, fun to act out and it even includes some science! It uses objects that you will have around your house.