Renita's stories are rowdy and reflective, traditional and tall, healing and nurturing. She is multi-sensory and multi-fun in approach. Her sessions include a mix of Makaton, singing, repetition, rhythm, rhyme, actions and audience participation, parachutes, puppets, props, instruments, masks, hats and the making of arts and crafts.
She recently celebrated her 50th year as a storyteller and has been gathering stories and skills for most of her life – from the Paul Bunyan stories of her Great Grandfather growing up in America to the rich tale-telling tradition of Scotland after moving here in 1985. She has been known to make it rain, played the back end of an elephant and can play the bagpipe with her nose.
When: Tuesday 18 July 2023
Who: Settings operating over the summer holidays, including holiday clubs, residential units, special schools, community groups, nurseries, and other groups supporting children with additional support needs.
Where: Your school/setting
Audience: Children and young people (under 18) with additional support needs and disabilities
Audience size: Small groups (max 15)
Deadline: Friday 9 June 2023 at 5pm
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What is the Sensory Stories Summer Roadshow?
The Sensory Stories Summer Road Show is part of Sensory Storytelling, our three-year programme which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to children and young people in Scotland.
These events have been designed for children with additional support needs in mind and can be easily tailored to meet the requirements of the children in your setting. Our Scottish Book Trust team are also on-hand to support you with the events and are happy to provide advice, guidance, or discuss any requirements in advance of the event, to ensure your children and young people get the most out of the experience.
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