Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye has generously submitted a series of ‘Top Ideas’, which we will be sharing each month. You can read her introduction to the series and other posts here.

This specific series is centred around the importance of concept development when teaching children who have a vision impairment. The ‘Top Ideas’ can be utilised by your child’s educational setting or by a parent wanting to give a little extra help with learning from home.

Idea 8: Story Buckets

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Idea 8: Story Buckets

Image 1 show a story bucket full of teddies, a newspaper and other objects.

Image 2 shows a teddy in a box.

Image 3 shows teddies sitting around having a tea party

Create a story bucket. Use a Halford £1 green bucket and add a Darlac bucket apron. Add real objects to the bucket and the apron pockets to represent the story. Buy blank white credit cards, add object name labels and Velcro to the pockets. Give the child with SEND the objects to hold whilst you tell the story. Role play the story using the objects. Make a key character book, taking photos of main characters, link picture to object.


Make the child with SEND the starting point for planning, NOT the ADD-ON


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