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Sensory Storytimes

Oak Park Public Library | Oak Park, Ill.


Geared toward children with special needs, especially kids who may have a hard time sitting still or focusing in big groups. Sensory Storytime is followed by a new playgroup with sensory activity stations for kids and caregivers to explore together. These free storytimes, best for ages 2 to 6, are offered on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 834 Lake St. No advanced registration is required. Sensory Storytimes include stories and songs as well as large and small movement activities. A picture schedule is used in the front of the room, and individual schedules, fidget toys, and bean bag lap weights are available. Caregivers are required to be in attendance. Sensory Storytimes are 20 to 30 minutes long, and the sensory activities will be open for 30 minutes after the storytime ends. For more information, email [email protected] Storytimes and activities are open to the general public, not just Oak Park residents.



When: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Jump sessions for special needs kids

Sky High Sports |

Once a month, Sky High Sports turns off the music and dials down the distractions for special jumpers. One court remains especially quiet for kids with sensory disorders who need an extra peaceful environment. Even children with physical disabilities can join the fun. A parent can take their child out of the wheelchair and lay them on the trampoline. Then mom or dad jumps, gently bouncing their child on the trampoline. Jumps are held monthly. Jump sessions are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month except January, which is held Jan. 8.

When: 3-6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month
Cost: Special jumpers are $5 with a parent or therapist free. Siblings are also $5.

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