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Beginning Story Box: Little Rabbit’s Bedtime

This storybox presents simple familiar objects to illustrate the story of Little Rabbit's Bedtime.

Storyboxes are a collection of real objects that correspond to the illustrations or events in a story.  I like to begin with very simple stories that describe events from the child’s own experience, such as bedtime, bath or mealtime. Little Rabbit’s Bedtime, by Alan Baker is a great example of this.

Cover of Little Rabbit's Bedtime
Cover of Little Rabbit’s Bedtime with braille label

Materials

  • story book
  • objects to illustrate or support the story, such as a sponge, rubber duck, towel, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • box in which to store all of the objects and the book
  • braille labels for each page

Procedure

  • Gather the objects mentioned in the story, such as a sponge, a rubber ducky, a fluffy towel, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Put braille text on each page of the book, using adhesive pages or labels.
  • Use the objects as illustrations to help to tell the story.
Photo of pages of book with toothbrush and toothpaste
Pages with a washcloth, toothbrush, and toothpaste

Variations

  • The story box can be sent home for a week at a time, to allow children to share with their families
  • There are endless numbers of stories that can be made into story boxes!

little rabbit collage


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