Social Story-WHEN DOTTIE FELT FRUSTRATED
A social story is an effective way to teach children how to navigate a new situation, such as starting school or preschool. Moving to a new school or classroom.
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 control their feelings during a ‘meltdown’ is a necessary social skill that needs to be frequently addressed.
As educators we always will say things like, “calm down, give it a try’ or “You won’t learn anything new if you don’t try ", however we need to explicitly teach these skills.
This story can be used to help children to broaden their skills and strategies for self soothing and calming in the event of an activity that causes the child frustration.