This social story is a great read
for students who may need some support and help when getting changed for swimming. Some students may get anxious about having to change their clothing, especially when not in their home setting. This social story is a way to encourage students to understand why they should change into their swimming kit, why swimming is important hopefully encourage them to change into and wear their appropriate swimming kit.
Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.
Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale.
Pages included are;
♦ Taking part in swimming is important to keep me active.
♦ Keeping active helps me stay healthy.
♦ When I take part in swimming I have to make sure I wear appropriate clothes.
♦ I shouldn’t wear shoes in the pool because I might hurt myself or others.
♦ I shouldn’t wear heavy clothes because they’ll get wet and weigh me down.
♦ When I go swimming i’m going to get wet so I should wear light clothes like swimming costumes.
♦ If I have long hair it’s best to put this into a ponytail so it’s out of my face.
♦ If I am worried about water in my eyes or on my face I can wear a snorkel mask or goggles.
♦ Once I have finished swimming I can get back into my normal clothes.
♦ I can get changed in a cubicle in the changing room if I don’t want to change in front of others.
♦ If I am scared about showing my arms or legs I can wear a wet suit instead.
♦ If I am scared about going underwater I can use an inflatable.
♦ If I don’t want my hair to get wet I can wear a swimming cap.
♦ I don’t have to worry in the pool because there are adults who will help me stay safe.
♦ I don’t have to worry about my belongings either, I can put them into a locker.
I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.
★★ This resource is part of my Growing Bundle
of Social Stories
. The bundle is constantly growing and contains a wide variety
of different social stories to use with your students/children. For more information, view it here.
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