Teach social emotional skills with ease! Social Story "It's Never Okay to Laugh at Others" or "Accepting that others may look different to us": Use this interactive book in pre-k or kindergarten and even first grade to help children learn about appropriate behaviours in the classroom! Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the most important stepping stone to effective learning.
This story focuses on the emotions that children might encounter which would validate their sense or choice to 'laugh at others', not play with them, or make them feel unwanted or hurt. With this story, they will learn the reasons why being kind and accepting of everyone is important and the emotions others go through when they laugh at them. This book helps kids understand that the act of laughing or poking fun at others isn't acceptable and they will learn that the best and most appropriate way is to be kind and accepting of others’ differences.
Use the book as a whole class activity or print, laminate and bind it together for future use in your book library.
Use the 4 page mini books for younger students who might have short attention spans. Print in colour or black and white and hand them out as little take-home books.
Use these for colouring activities and to give each students individual take-home books along with activities to accompany the book. There are two differentiated activity sheets.
Use these throughout the week to reward kids who are following the rules, use dot or star stickers or an option to colour the stars also included. Positive reinforcement is the number one way to help kids identify bad behaviours and in turn encourage them to follow appropriate behaviours.