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‘The Farm’ – A Multisensory Story plus 101 Farm Themed Extension Activities!
Explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of the farm with this fully resourced, step-by-step multisensory story with 101 farm themed, sensory extension activities.
Table of Contents
How to tell a Multisensory Story
The Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling
Story Props/Resources Checklist
The Farm Full Story
The Farm Fully Resourced, step-by-step Multisensory Story
Farmyard Art
The Sensory Cow
Farming Culture & Celebrations Around the World
D & T
D & T Food Technology & Healthy Eating
Trips, Visits & Enrichment Activities
Traditional Farming Methods
Farming History: Children on the Victorian Farm
Farm Themed Literacy
Farm Themed Mathematics
Farm Themed Counting Songs & Activities
Farm Themed Sorting Activities
Farm Themed Mathematics (Weights & Measures)
Farmyard PE
Farmyard Yoga
Plants & Life Cycles
Role Play
Farm Safety
Farmyard Science
The Sensory Farm
The Sensory Farm Classroom Wall Display
Spotlight on…Fairfield School, Batley, Yorkshire
Farmyard Small World Play
Understanding the World Farm Animals
Amazing Facts About Farm Animals

A multisensory story is told using props to engage the senses and back up the spoken word.
The story props are low budget, everyday items found around the home, garden, outdoor areas and in the classroom.

This story is suitable for SEN students aged 3-19, EYFS, Mainstream Primary, Speech & Language and EAL students.

What are the Benefits of Multisensory Storytelling?

1. Storytelling creates a bond between the storyteller and the story explorer enhancing and enriching experiences.

2. Rhyming Multisensory Stories connect the individual to literature, culture and topic in a fun and engaging way.

3. The stories form a base on which to scaffold learning enabling the student to work on personal goals and individual targets.

4. The activities in the stories are designed to promote:

Promote Communication Skills: Eye contact, listening, shared attention and language development.

Self-confidence & Well-being: Trying out new ideas & skills, practicing self-care & independence and enjoying achievement.

Self-awareness: Asking for ‘help’, ‘again’ and ‘more’

Opportunities to explore cause & effect and build anticipation skills

Physical Development: Fine & gross motor skills.

Knowledge about the environment and the world around us.

Engagement in scientific experimentation and mathematical concepts.

Development of social & emotional skills: (turn-taking & sharing and teamwork).

5. The sensory stimuli (story props) are a tool for the story explorer to explore and express their likes, dislikes and sensory preferences and to have the opportunity to make choices.

This information can be used to identify motivators or items to calm and individual when anxious, tired or stressed, identify triggers, (some you may wish to avoid, others to work on building tolerance through desensitisation in a safe and therapeutic environment) and used in the writing of care plans to enhance areas daily life.

Your questions, queries, comments and feedback are always welcome.

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Last Update: 7th August 2022
Released: 14th July 2022