What is Sensory Storytime?
Sensory Storytime is a program for children with sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or children who have autism spectrum disorders. Funded by a grant from the Stratford & District Leisure Activity Council, this program is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. Our goal is to create an inclusive, welcoming and judgment-free environment for learning and play. Sensory Storytime will be held on Thursday mornings 9:30-10:00 am in the program room before the library is open to the general public. The program begins July 6, ending on August 17.
All Sensory Storytimes will follow the same format of songs, activities, and books. A visual schedule of activities will be available for children to follow.
Who can attend?
Sensory Storytime is for children and families living with autism. Siblings are encouraged to come and enjoy time at the library as well. Since a small group size will be most effective and engaging for participating children, attendance is limited to six families. Pre-registration is required, and a waiting list will be available.
To help prepare your child for this program, we have created a handout for you which includes pictures of the building, storytime room, and library staff. What To Expect at Sensory Storytime PDF
Registration begins Monday June 5. For more information, or to register, contact Trish MacGregor, Children’s Program Coordinator at 519-271-0220 ext 140 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org