Social Story-WAITING FOR YOUR TURN (in the playground)
A social story is an effective way to teach children how to navigate a new situation, such as starting school or preschool.
Social stories can help children understand what to expect at school or preschool and they can be used to support orientation, which is particularly useful when children and families are not able to be on-site.
Encouraging children to try using self calming strategies when they are feeling frustrated is a common social skill that needs to be frequently addressed.
As educators we always will say things like, “calm down, or “find something else to do", however we need to explicitly teach these skills.
This story can be used to help children to broaden their confidence, and to broaden their self-regulating strategies for those moments when they are feeling frustrated, or find themselves in a social situation where they need to wait for their turn at something. In this instance, the setting is the playground.