Buying the Story Massage Ebook

Buying the Story Massage Ebook:

Once upon a touch…story massage for children can be bought as an Ebook from the following:

If you have any queries please contact Singing Dragon publishers directly. Singing Dragon.

Story Massage Book

Animals, Jungle and Mini-beasts as Curriculum Topics

We’ve grouped together ‘Animals’, ‘Jungle’ and ‘Mini-beasts’ for this themed blog. Enjoy our free resources including a selection of different massage stories and a truly wonderful follow-along video to help support your amazing work with the Story Massage Programme.


Themed Nursery Rhymes

There are many different nursery rhymes centred on animals, jungle and mini-beasts that can adapted easily with the Story Massage strokes. So we have chosen two of the most popular. You can download them by clicking on their names.

Down in the Jungle

Little Peter Rabbit

 


Animal and Jungle Themed Massage Stories

These two massage stories are perfect for helping curriculum topics come come alive and increase engagement and communication. Try adding sensory props too. You are welcome to use them just as they are, or as templates for adding your own ideas or making them more personal for an individual or class. You can download the words and accompanying strokes by clicking on the names of the massage stories.

Animal Habitats

The Snake in the Jungle


Mini-Beast Themed Massage Stories

Mini-beasts are just perfect as a subject of creative sensory stories. These two massage stories were created by students on our online training course and we think you will love them!

Mini-beasts

Finding Mini-beasts


Lolli Ladybird Sensory Story

We were absolutely delighted to be part of a series of podcasts with the wonderful Pete Wells, The Sensory Storyteller. And here’s a real gift for you – a beautiful sensory story written by Pete Wells called Lolli Ladybird’s Got Spots. Do enjoy this massage story about mini-beasts with the message that we are made a bit differently and we are just great the way we are. You can download the words here:

Lolli Ladybird

You can listen to the podcast and get lots of ideas for sensory props here: Lolli Ladybird Podcast 

And follow-along with the video:


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

 

The Sea and Oceans as Curriculum Topics

We’ve gathered together some wonderful examples of different massage stories to help with the topics of ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘Oceans’ as curriculum subjects. We hope this selection of ideas portrays the versatility of the Story Massage Programme for individuals of all ages and abilities.


Sea Themed Rhymes

These fun nursery rhymes are popular for those who enjoy nursery rhymes and sing-along songs with lots of repetition. You can download the words and Story Massage strokes by clicking on their names below. You can add lots of different sensory props for added engagement too.

A Sailor Went to Sea

When I was One (Pirate Song)


Under the Sea Massage Story

We hope you enjoy this follow-along massage story with Mary, co-founder of the Story Massage Programme, and her trust teddy, Emmanuel. The story is about a little fish looking for some calm amid the frenzy of marine life under the sea.

You can download the words here:

Under the Sea Adventure


Ocean Themed Massage Stories

Here are two massage stories for your topic of ‘Oceans’. The first one Protect Our Oceans is written by Una Curran, a trained Story Massage Instructor, and looks at ways in which we can look after our oceans. The second massage story Our Ocean Learning is written by pupils at Thorntree Primary School in Glasgow, and collates the information they have learnt during their Ocean studies. It is an excellent way of revising key points.

Protect Our Oceans

Our Ocean Learning


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

 

Travel and Transport as a Curriculum Topic

Is your class studying ‘Travel and Transport’ for a curriculum subject. Here are some massage stories and two follow-along videos as free resources to support your work with the Story Massage Programme.


Two Transport Themed Rhymes

These popular rhymes can be used as part of a travel and transport topic for those who enjoy nursery rhymes. You can download them by clicking on their names below.

Row, Row your Boat 

The Wheels on the Bus


The History of Travel and Transport

Here’s a wonderful massage story written by Heather North, a trained Story Massage Instructor, for older children and young adults. It is a poem that traces the history of travel and transport from walking to space travel. There is a follow-along video demonstration below.

You can download the words here:

Travelling Through Time


Story Massage Book

Our Story Massage Book includes massage stories called Ben Goes on the Bus and Kelly’s Balloon Ride. Below is a follow-along demonstration of a personalised version of Kelly’s Balloon Ride. We hope you enjoy this sensory story that fires the imagination.


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Are you inspired by these Travel and Transport themed massage stories? Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Weather and Seasons as a Curriculum Topic

Here are some massage stories and a follow-along video on the theme of the ‘Weather and Seasons’. We hope this selection of ideas will inspire you to share the benefits of the Story Massage Programme.


Weather Themed Nursery Rhymes

These two fun nursery rhymes are always popular especially for those children who enjoy joining in with the simple words and strokes. Lots of opportunities for repetition as part of home-school partnership too. You can download the words and Story Massage strokes by clicking on their names below.

Incy, Wincy Spider

Penguin, Penguin

And this is always a favourite for all ages and abilities:

Weather Massage


Weather Themed Sensory Story

This beautiful weather-themed poem was written by Gill White for PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society). Below are two follow-along videos by Gill White and Mary Atkinson, co-founder of the Story Massage Programme. Gill, who has won a Best Practice Award for her work with the Story Massage Programme, demonstrates ideas for sharing the story using sensory props. Mary demonstrates the Story Massage strokes.

 

You can download the words here: Sitting by my Window


Seasonal Massage Stories

These massage stories are also perfect for including in your topic about the weather and seasons. You adapt them for different seasons.

Winter Walk

Spring Walk


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

 

Space as a Curriculum Topic

We know that ‘Space’ is a popular topic for a curriculum subject. So we’ve put together a selection of different massage stories as free resources to support your work with the Story Massage Programme. We hope that you enjoy these and share the benefits of the programme with others.


Two Space Themed Rhymes

These simple rhymes provide opportunities for repetition and the addition of sensory props. You can download them by clicking on their names below.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (this is also demonstrated by Mary, co-founder of the Story Massage Programme in the video on this blog)

Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer


Learning the Names of the Planets

Here’s a fun massage story written by Sarah Hall from Willows Sensory Service to help remember the names of the different planets and their order in distance from the sun. (Follow-along video demonstration below)

Into Space


Video Demonstration

This follow-along video has a demonstration of Into Space plus Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.


Another Space Themed Massage Story

This massage story was written by Verna Adderley and much enjoyed by her students.

Travelling in a Spaceship


Story Massage Book

And don’t forget that our Story Massage Book includes a massage story called Walking on the Moon about the first two men to walk on the moon in July 1969.


More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive, respectful touch with the creativity and engagement of rhymes, songs and stories. Ten simple massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a child friendly name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol.  It is a fully inclusive activity, no clothing is removed and no oil is used.


Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme at work and at home with adults and children of all ages and abilities: Five Star Feedback.

We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners,  those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Best Practice Award Winners – December 2021

Many congratulations to our latest Best Practice Award winners who share the many benefits of the Story Massage Programme in respectful and meaningful ways in a whole variety of settings. Their work shows the versatility, creativity, and fun of the programme for people of all ages and abilities.


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Centre of Excellence Award Winners – December 2021

We are delighted to announce our four latest Centre of Excellence Award winners. This prestigious award is presented to schools, charities, and organisations where at least four members of staff are trained in the Story Massage Programme, and they have been using it for over a year. Our four new Centres of Excellence have shown great creativity, versatility, and enthusiasm for sharing the benefits of the programme with learners of varying ages and abilities.


 Our new Centres of Excellence are:

  • Evergreen Primary School
  • Fairfield School
  • Rutherford School
  • Woolston 6th Form College

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Engagement with Stories for Learners with PMLD

How can you encourage engagement and fun with stories for learners with PMLD? This is a question addressed by Lucy Williams in her blog Literature for Children with PMLD. Lucy talks about her personal experiences with her son, Thomas, and explains some of the ways she is helping him to enjoy books. And this includes the Story Massage Programme. You can read more here.

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Five Festive Rhymes for Christmas

Follow-along with five festive rhymes adapted for the Story Massage Programme and demonstrated by Mary Atkinson, co-founder of the programme. We encourage you to relax and enjoy some feel-good time together. And you would like more free Christmas resources (including a PDF of 30 stories, songs and rhymes adapted with Story Massage strokes) then take a look here: Free Christmas Story Massage Resources. 

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