Early Years – Literacy

Stories to read with your Sensory Discovery Pack

There are so many uses for the items found in your Sensory Discovery Pack. Using them to help bring story time to life with your vision impaired child brings another dimension to the items. If you don’t have a pack, just look around the house for similar items and use your imagination!

Here are a few story suggestions to get you started, most should be available from your local library.

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

Great for: incorporating the chiffon scarf or a fan to represent the sensation of the wind

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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Great for: using the shiny space blanket and colours from the light-up toy to create a shiny under the sea scene

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A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss

Great for: using the shiny space blanket to create an icy scene

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Great for: using the different pack items to create sound effects and feels, e.g. the fibres on the light could be the swishy swashy grass, stumble trip on the crunchy space blanket or the chiffon scarf for the wind.

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Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt

Great for: directions with the shaker or exercise ball

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Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy

Great for: using your space blanket to create a rocket | incorporating your Warmies cuddly toy

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Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear by Bill Martin, Jr.

Great for: learning animal noises

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Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney

Great for: actions and snuggle time with your Warmies toy

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Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp! By Alex Ayliffe and Margaret Mayo

Great for: using the space blanket and egg shaker for sound effects

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Great for: sensory play with play dough

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The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

Great for: using the gold side of the space blanket to create a safari scene

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The Tickle Book by Ian Whybrow

Great for: incorporating sensory items for textures, sounds, animal noises and tickles

Listen on YouTube

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Great for: creating an under the sea scene with your space blanket

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Don’t Wake the Dragon by Bianca Schulz

Great for: interactive bedtime with your Warmies soft toy and sound effects

Listen on YouTube

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Great for: interacting with the story using shaker, chiffon scarf and space blanket for sound effects

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Good Night, Tiptoe by Polly Dunbar

Great for: night time routine with Warmies soft toy

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Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Church

Great for: blanket time, counting and actions using the chiffon scarf along with body parts

Wind by Carol Thompson

Great for: sound effects with the space blanket and egg shaker. Use the chiffon scarf for a wind effect

Off to the Park by Stephen Cheetham

Great for: tactile book | exploring textures and sounds

Toddle Waddle by Julia Donaldson

Great for: exploring sounds

Dinosaur Roar! By Henrietta Stickland and Paul Stickland

Great for: sounds, textures and opposites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Great for: reading alongside taste safe play

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson

Great for: reading alongside taste safe play

Laura’s Star Paperback by Klaus Baumgart

Great for: reading in your dark den with sensory light-up toys

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