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All public libraries are encouraged to borrow the Sensory Storytime Kit, it has some great tools to help you make storytime more fun for all kids, especially those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory issues, attention challenges, or developmental delays.

To borrow this kit, or if you have questions about making your storytimes more accessible, please contact Leah.  

Contents:

  • Tips for inclusive storytimes
  • Scheduling tools (visual schedule elements, a time-timer)
  • Fabric tunnel/tube
  • Regular and heavy beanbags
  • Scarves
  • Shaker eggs
  • Riverstones, for balancing activities
  • 4 Music CDs with activity booklets
  • Sensory bucket with items for kids to use as needed
  • Books:
    • Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (with flannel pieces)
    • Freight Train by Donald Crews (with flannel pieces)
    • I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (with 12 board book copies for unison reading)
    • Press Here by Herve Tullet

This kit was created as part of an LSTA grant, and was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.