This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
Story time can be a meaningful activity if children are exposed to new ideas, words and concepts. For many children with visual and multiple disabilities, however, even simple stories may be incomprehensible because they can’t see the drawings or because the subject matter is too removed from their own realm of experience. This activity helps students to understand stories through the use of real objects. Lessons include English Language Arts and Social Skills.
For more information, see also Story Boxes.