Creating sensory storytime experiences

This session will share good practice examples, resources and tips on how to improve your engagement with families through storytelling activities.


Creating sensory storytime experiences
27 February 2023 | 10.00am-12.00pm | Online

Stories help families connect and provide space to talk and listen to each other. They provide a foundation for practitioners and curators to explore subjects, understand spaces and draw audiences.

The workshop provides attendees with:

  • the tools to bring your stories to life by delivering sensory experiences
  • ideas on how to maximise sessions so they link with your other curriculum areas such as STEM or collections or community projects 
  • a framework to enable you to hook, share, and engage families
  • recommendations on how to build storytelling confidence in parents (as well as boosting yours too!) 
  • opportunities to bring ideas, ask questions and network with others

Feedback from previous attendees 

100% of would recommend this training to a colleague

A very fun and enjoyable course that will help you find new ways to approach storytelling.

I really like how approachable Elena was and that we could ask as many questions as we needed. 

Who will benefit from attending?

This workshop is ideal if you want to boost engagement and participation of families and communities in:
  • family hubs
  • adult and community learning settings
  • family learning settings
  • schools
  • libraries
  • galleries
  • museums
  • early years settings

Workshop Facilitators

This online workshop will be delivered by Elena Joy Miller, a storyteller, writer, actor, singer, puppeteer and arts facilitator and founder of Star Bright Arts. Star Bright Arts promote health, well-being and create space for social connection through arts activities. Current programs of work include Tyne-y Tales – Sensory Story Sessions for Babies and their Grown-Ups and bespoke sensory storytelling events in theatres, including the Hullaballoo in Darlington.

She is also an Associate Artist with Blue Cabin and has most recently been developing and delivering All About Me - Creative Life Story Work sessions for children in care and their carers across 3 local authorities. She works for TIN Arts in Durham as a drama facilitator and also as a Clown Doctor on the wards of the Newcastle Hospitals. She has written and performed multiple storytelling events in TIN's inclusive arts festival, IncludFEST.


Online (Zoom)


Early Bird £50+VAT (until 31 January 2023)
Standard Ticket £60+VAT (1 February 2023 onwards)
Booking on Adapting your story session for your audience and setting? Use the code STORY12 to receive a £5 discount. Please note this only applies if you book both workshops in the same transaction


27/02/2023 10:00 - 12:00
GMT Standard Time

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