Playing with Friends
Social story about playing with friends in the playground. It talks about how sometimes you and your friends will all want to play the same games and sometimes you might want to play different games, also that sometimes your friend may not want to play at all and that this does not need to make you feel angry. It then discusses ways in which you can resolve these issues.
The point of a social story is to use a patient and reassuring tone to teach children about social situations in a way that can be easily understood. Social stories can be useful for any child who is struggling to understand a situation or concept or needs help to understand a social skill or social cue, expectations, perspectives, common responses or is troubled about an upcoming event but social stories are particularly useful for children on the autistic spectrum for whom social cues can be challenging and who often suffer anxiety if they do not know what to expect from a situation.
These books should be used over and over to reinforce the point so I would suggest either putting the pages into a display book or laminating and binding them.
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