Social Stories are beneficial for helping children, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder learn how to deal with different situations or challenges. A Social Story is a short story that describes a skill, situation, context, or concept. Frequently the story will include information that is assumed that “everyone knows” and uses a positive tone through descriptive and coaching sentences. Social Stories guide the child to an increased understanding of an event or situation and hopefully improves the child’s behavior during the event or situation.
This story addresses the problem of children who pick their noses. This is good for the special education classroom and for younger grades. It has been a very popular story for first and second-grade teachers as this is a common issue! This packet includes the following:
- A full-size book that can be read to the entire class.
- A half-sized book that can be laminated and stored either in a desk or in the classroom library for the kids to refer to later. If you have a student who really struggles with picking his/her nose, then keeping a copy in his/her desk to review each day can be beneficial.
- A one-page copy of the story to put in a page protector to be stored in a 3-ring binder. This is convenient for storing all stories together.
- A student book version where the children can draw their own pictures to go with the words. For some children, this creates more meaning and ownership of the story and it helps the child be able to share the story with other children or adults.
-A visual of blowing your nose in a large size and a smaller size that fits nicely on a desk.