Stories are always an important part of learning for all young people, but especially for those with vision impairment.
Listening skills, learning about the world around you, and exposure to new vocabulary and new ideas, are all valuable learning.
For young people with vision impairment, including those with multiple disabilities and vision impairment, stories often require some additional sensory stimulation to give meaning and add active interest to an otherwise passive listening time.
Using a little imagination, resourcefulness and creativity, educators can bring stories alive and give young people a rich and rewarding experience. Making a sensory kit to with a story can help bring it alive for a pupil who can't see the pictures and words on a page.
Sensory kits can also be used to learn about topic work, themed information, or in preparation for real world experiences.
Watch our short video How to Create Sensory Story Resources.
Learn in depth by watching our video presentation Promoting Literacy in Pre-Braille Skills, Braille and Large Print.