Sensory stories are a great way to include all the senses into story-telling and is an approach often enjoyed by parents and children alike. Adding sensory information can give richness to telling a story that expands a child’s understanding and encourages participation.
This video provides tips on setting the stage for telling a sensory story.
Thanks to Adam and Sherrie Graham for video editing.
Sensory Stories Introduction
Lorna Hall, Scottish Sensory Centre
Book Examples for Sensory Stories
Many of your own story books at home will work well as sensory stories. Here are some additional examples of stories that would work well with the various senses:
- Through Talen’s Eyes by Rosebud Alford Turner
- Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock
- Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg, Dr. Seuss
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
- Sandcastle Contest by Robert Munsch
- The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
- Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear by Bill Martin Jr.
- A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock
- Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
- Mmm Cookies by Robert Munsch
- Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
- Swing, Slither, or Swim by Patricia M. Stockland
- Hokey Pokey by Ed Allen & Sarah Hardy
- Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
- From Head to Toe by Eric Carle