Sensory Storytimes

I read a Star Tribune article a while back about libraries in Minnesota starting sensory storytimes for children on the Autism Spectrum. Many of the components, like having a schedule for storytime and plenty of “wiggle time” make sense for all storytimes. I make sure to include action rhymes, fingerplays and songs, and we always have free play after storytime, I think I should work on incorporating more action into my storytime.

While I’m not sure my library can open early for these special storytimes like some libraries are doing, it is certainly something to consider! I’d like to go to more Autism training before starting something official at my library though. Actually, that would probably be a good idea in general…

Does your library include special programs for those on the spectrum? Or special programs of a different kind?

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