Below you will find an interactive social story about going to school. The story can be used to help children prepare for a typical school day including their first day of school. You can also read this story with your child to practice reading skills.
First Some Quick Instructions:
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For children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety disorders, or any child that may be apprehensive about a situation, social stories are a great method to help them get ready. Feel free to print this story out and read it several times with your child/client/student (without pressure). You can also use the print option to open the PDF if you have already downloaded Adobe Reader and still can’t view it below (this may happen on a tablet, phone, or mac).
Feel free to talk to your child about the fact that no two school days are exactly alike and their day might differ somewhat from the story. Encourage them to talk or draw pictures about how their day might be different. The story gives your child space for drawing and writing.
For more social stories see I Am Going to the Doctor to help your child prepare for doctor’s appointments, I Am Going to A Restaurant to teach kids about restaurant behavior, and I Hate the Word No to teach children how to calmly respond the the dreaded “No” word.
Enjoy the Story!
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Please share this story to help other children get familiar with the routine of the school day.
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