Social Skills Stories use clear, concise language to break down information into small, explicit steps that help children understand what they should or should not do in a given situation.
Flexible thinking is a very important social skill. Social Skills Stories are a great way to teach important skills to children who struggle to understand a particular social concept.
Skill Builders activities and visual supports/coloring book companion will help your students build the skills they need, in order to use the information presented in the story more successfully.
This story will help children who tend to have Stuck Thinking and have a difficult time understanding why they should consider other people's perspectives, i.e. be Flexible.
Reading this social story will help children understand what it means to be flexible and to think flexibly.
The story offers children the needed practice, repetition and explicit teaching to increase their flexibility, enabling them to experience more Successful Social Relationships through improved social skills and Perspective Taking.
Read frequently and reinforce by discussing real life examples of children (and adults) being flexible and how it made others feel.
After reading the story, use the activity cards to check student comprehension of what it means to be "flexible" in a variety of situations: Sports, With Friends, At Home, At School.
This Resource Is Helpful For:
⇒ Social Workers/Psychologists:
Use this story with students who have a difficult time thinking flexibly and get stuck in their own way of thinking.
Use this story with students on your caseload who engage in challenging behavior when they can not get their way because they have difficulty thinking flexibly.
⇒ Regular Education Teachers:
Use this story with students in your class who have difficulty thinking flexibly, causing them to have social or academic challenges.
Included Please Find: 50 Pages
Story: Color Social Story, Great For The Classroom
Coloring Book Companion: Black & White Social Story, Great To Color In While Reading and/or Send Home For Generalization
Skill Builder Activity: 4 Pages of Activity Cards For Comprehension Across Settings
Animated PowerPoint: The Same Story In An Animated PowerPoint. Great For Distance Learning!