An Introduction To Designing Sensory Storytimes At Your Library, School or Autism Center

Mr. Matt Mazur, AutismFriendlyShows.com/TurtleDanceMusic

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22 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Overview for Sensory Storytime Strategies

      2:23
    • 2. Why Are Sensory Storytimes Important?

      1:22
    • 3. Practical Suggestions For A Sensory Storytime

      3:00
    • 4. Fran Sussman’s Four S’s

      3:06
    • 5. Goals For A Sensory Storytime

      4:31
    • 6. How to Read Your Audience and Modulate Your Performance

      2:25
    • 7. Praxis and Project 1 Develop a Song To Teach an Everyday Routine

      3:31
    • 8. An In Depth Look At Praxis Motor Planning Sequencing

      1:17
    • 9. Choosing Books For A Sensory Storytime

      2:53
    • 10. Row Row Row Your Boat

      3:40
    • 11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

      4:08
    • 12. Scrak s Big Adventure

      5:25
    • 13. What Is A Social Story

      2:53
    • 14. Why Is Inclusion Important

      2:08
    • 15. How To Write A Description For a Sensory Storytime and Project #2 Write Your Own Sensory Storyti

      1:24
    • 16. Outreach and Marketing

      3:34
    • 17. Questions To Ask Parents and Patrons Before And After A Sensory Storytime

      2:28
    • 18. How To Use Technology In Your Program V3 083018

      2:19
    • 19. What Is Self Regulation?

      2:48
    • 20. What Is Affect Attunement?

      2:12
    • 21. A Few Things To Remember

      1:46
    • 22. Further Reading and Resources

      1:53

Project Description

Pick one project and share it!

Project 1:

Design a five-part song, based on a classic children's melody such as Old McDonald, Apples and Bananas or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, which can help an audience member with sequencing an action from beginning to end. The actions can be super simple or super creative including tying your shoes, zipping up your jacket, checking out a book from the library or opening up a package of string cheese/peeling a banana. Pick a simple action and turn it into a five step children's song. Record the video with your phone, Ipad or computer and post it into the projects section. Be as creative and as engaging as you can be. Remember - the songs get better over time the more you sing and develop it so it doesn't have to be perfect! Write down a rough draft and film it!

OR

Project 2:

Record yourself singing through a popular children's story from our list of popular sensory storytime books. A list of potential books is included below however feel free to use a book that is not on the list. 

OR

Project 3:

Create a PDF of 5-10 picture social story of what will happen in your program from beginning to end. An example is included in the attachments. 

Reminder: There are no right or wrong answers and this is a safe space to share your work. 

 

Student Projects