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An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

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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.

Social stories are a research-based tool used to help children prepare for real-life events. They can help ease anxiety or set expectations for behavior in a certain situation.

For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety disorders, or any child that may be apprehensive about a situation, social stories can help them feel more prepared to go into the situation. Feel free to print this story out and read it several times with your child/client/student (without pressure). There is a print option below. Children can draw/write in the spaces provided once the story is printed out.

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.

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Thank you for visiting educationandbehavior.com,  a site that provides free support for all children in the areas of academic, behavioral, an social-emotional development. Many of our strategies can also be used to support adults with special needs.

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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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Rachel Wise

Rachel Wise is the founder and CEO of educationandbehavior.com. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a master’s degree in education. Rachel has 20 years of experience working with individuals with academic and behavioral needs.




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3 Responses to An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

  1. Good work! Thanks for sharing!

    Benjamin Giraldo, M.Ed, BCBA
    Educando con Amor, LLC
    Sugar Land, Texas

  2. Linda Seid says:

    Thank you for sharing! We are in our 4th week of school and still I have kiddos with anxieties.

  3. Rachel Wise says:

    I hope it this story can help some of your kiddos! Thanks for your comment, Linda!

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