Bring stories alive for children with vision impairment
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Help children with vision impairment have a more positive and meaningful literacy experience with creative story buckets.
While most people see buckets as home and garden accessories, in the hands of Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye, they become versatile learning tools which any professional or parent can easily get their hands on.
A creative story bucket is similar to a story box or bag, where items are collected that correspond to particular points in a story so that children with vision impairment (VI) can explore, engage and participate in the experience.
Gwyn has compiled an extensive list of 21 story bucket ideas that have been created and shared by local authority services, special schools and other organisations working with children with VI.
Each story has a list of the materials needed, how to create the story bucket and possible adaptations, as well as the opportunities for learning, like improving communication, tactile and tracking skills.
About Positive Eye
Positive Eye provides educational consultancy and training for professionals working with children and young people who have vision impairment.