The Model of a Sparkly Story Time Show: Bringing Literacy to Life for Children with Complex Learning Needs in a Virtual World
Can you imagine the joy for a family of participating in a virtual Story Time Show inclusive of their child with complex learning needs… with SUCCESS?!
This is what happened….
Once upon a time there was a small woman called Gwyn. Gwyn ran a small company from a small village in the United Kingdom. Normally Gwyn delivered courses about children with complex learning needs, but suddenly COVID struck and everything stopped. Gwyn took action. From her big cupboard of sparkly things Gwyn found her story character, Marvin and created a Story Time Show. Gwyn took her Show and went LIVE on Facebook, performing 60 + shows. From around the world families discovered the show and a wonderful community formed. Twenty-two months later, a Story Time Show embedded in teaching and learning practices continues to positively strengthen literacy outcomes for100’s of children in the USA. Increased engagement, vocalisation, concentration, participation in other story times are positively reported by teachers and parents. A sparkly presentation to share HOW this was achieved and the literacy outcomes for the main super stars!
Speaker: Gwyneth McCormack
Published in: World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2021)
- Date of Conference: 22-24 November 2021
- DOI: 10.20533/WCSNE.2021.0004
- ISBN: 978-1-913572-43-3
- Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)