Social Stories are very helpful with students on the Autism / ASD spectrum and many of us who work with children have noticed that many young kids benefit from stories that help them make good choices in managing their emotions..
I have spent a good part of my first week of September addressing anxiety and sadness, for example, in the kindergarten hall, for the past decade (at least!).
I have spent the past year developing Dealing-with-feelings stories because my colleagues and I see many of the benefits of Social Stories (helping kids know what to expect, providing a the language for them to have ready for ‘tricky’ situations and generally feel more comfortable entering new situations) on the general population of young children we work with.
Without the Autism / ASD diagnosis and specific needs , they do not require the specific individualization of a Social Story. Many young children can find comfort and learning from the experiences of characters who are similar to themselves. These little students are able to make relate to others in similar situations and reflect on how their situations and feelings compare to their own. They are willing to try strategies that work for the characters they relate to.
The introduction book All About Feelings and the Dealing with Feelings gender specific books that branch off from it have been created to be more general than Social Stories. They can be used by parents and educators to educate young children to recognize their feelings as normal and have strategies to try to manage the ‘trickier’ ones.
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Individual copies of each Dealing with Feelings book are currently reduced to $2.40 from $3.00 until tomorrow! And check out the free downloads available in my store:
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Do you read ‘Life Lesson’ type stories with your kids? What are some of your favorites?