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The first six months of 2018 has seen a busy start to the year for Bag Books. Our 12 regional multi-sensory storytellers have told stories to over 3,200 people with learning disabilities - a 20% increase on the same period last year.
We’ve had some wonderful feedback from teachers highlighting how much Bag Books stories continue to be enjoyed and bring benefit to those who use them.
"All the children were attentive and so excited! The BEAUTIFUL resources kept their attention so well, even to the point that they leapt up to look at the map at one point! It was so nice to hear the giggles. Some of the children vocalised more than usual when using some of the resources and did so completely independent of adult input. With very little guidance the children interacted beautifully, opening, smelling, listening and clearly enjoyed doing so. At one point, one of the girls was SO focused that she counted along with each child as the storyteller went round. This was excellent. It was so beneficial to not just have access to the resources but to watch a story being told. To see how to use the resources, how to engage with every child and prompt (not always verbally) through many methods to have the children engage. The children really enjoyed the sessions and listened, interacted and were very attentive. As staff we were impressed with the verbalisation and levels of attention that the children showed. We can’t wait to use them and the children asked for more." Treetops School, Grays