SOCIAL STORIES are a great way to teach important skills to children who are struggling to understand a particular social concept such as FLEXIBLE THINKING.
Social 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.
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.
~ I wrote this story for my students who have a difficult time being flexible. They often get stuck in their thinking and have challenging relationships with adults and peers as a result. We spend a lot of time talking about how and why to be flexible in my social groups. This story is a helpful tool. I hope it can help your students as well.
All My Best,
Socially Skilled Kids
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"Brilliant resource. Using in conjunction with flexible thinking games." -Buyer
"I love this social story! I think it's one that I will use again and again because so many need encouragement to become more flexible and accepting." -Lauren
"Thank you! Have used with multiple children and they've loved it!" -Jesse
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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.
⇒ Special Educators:
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:
4 Pages of Activity Cards
About Teacher Authors
Clip Art Credit
~As with all of my products, I am more than happy to modify this story for you. Perhaps you would like a child's name in the story, or a photo, the name of the child's school, or teacher? Just contact me in the Q and A section and let me know what you would like!
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