During Term 3 Playgroup and VisPlay came together to experience a 6-week Sensory Storytime program brought to us by the Sensorium Theatre. Driven by the mission to engage and spark the imaginations of young children with special needs, Sensorium is a custom-made, multi-sensory theatre company.
Sensorium Theatre’s most recent program, Sensory Storytime, was inspired by the West Australian State Library’s Better Beginnings early literacy program. This is a program aimed at making the rhymes and stories of childhood accessible to all young children and their families.
Sensorium’s artistic team link each story to multi-sensory experiences (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch stimuli), which can increase understanding and enjoyment. The Term 3 cycle of Sensory Storytime delivery was made possible through the generous support of an Impact 100 WA grant. VisAbility’s Playgroup and VisPlay group thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. All the children were actively engaged and had an wonderful time. Parents remarked to team members how heart-warming it was to see their child benefiting from the multi-sensory fun.