Social Stories: Social Stories were created by Carol Gray in 1991 to help teach social skills to people on the autism spectrum. They are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.
They are great for children who need to work on understanding different emotions especially when other people are expressing them.
I decided to create a variety of resources that I could use in my class of 5 / 6 year olds.
Children with Autism would greatly benefit from these resources too.
I use some at the beginning of the year and then when the children are struggling with different issues.
Inside the resources I ensured that there was a variety of activities to encourage the pupils to enjoy learning about different emotions or different situations.
For the older child - they can read the social story, for the younger child - the parent/ teacher can read the story to the child.
They are ultimately designed to help young children understand and express feelings and emotions.
Identify emotions - children should be encouraged to look at facial features and body language to work out the emotion.
Each resource contains booklets for the pupils and posters for the children.
I sell a variety of social stories - check out my other resources.
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