Using an Open Cup Social Story - (Not needing a Bottle or Sippy Cup Anymore)
Social story to address the developmental milestone of beginning to use an open cup instead of a bottle or sippy cup. Designed to guide children through the transition from bottles or sippy cups to using an open cup. The story gently introduces the concept of using an open cup, emphasizing its importance and the growth that comes with mastering this skill.
Includes 2 different versions of the story, one that refers to not longer using a bottle and one about no longer using a sippy cup.
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.
Clipart images courtesy of Kari Bolt Clip art.