Storytelling, sensory and learning is a great way to educate as well as stimulate the classroom.
A recent article by Inclusion Leader for a London School, Kate Bradley, in issue 11.5 of Teach Primary gives an insightful look into her methods of storytelling using all the five senses as well as vestibular and proprioception. Her re-telling of Romulus and Remus, which tells the story of how the great city of Rome came to be, is a great example of using all of the senses in fun and engaging ways that educate. See the table below that outlines her methods and how she includes storytelling into her lesson.
A key process to the story telling in which the author breaks down a story is looking at, “each page of the book, shortened it in half, then down to a sentence, then down to two or three keywords.” This method is key to extracting only the key parts of the story and makes it easier to apply to the senses and interactive options for tactile engaging experiences.
The Apollo Room Controller has been the go to piece of software and hardware to achieve interactive classroom storytelling for many years. Using the simple drag and drop interface you can attach all Apollo interactive sensory equipment, including smart interactive controllers together to create worlds and scenarios that bring any story to life.