Social Story: New Baby
New babies are an exciting but hard transition for kids. Becoming a big brother or big sister is not quite the exciting gig it’s built up to be. Siblings are fun, but very quickly routines become interrupted, attention gets divided, and things are different. Kids need assurance that everything will feel normal again soon. In this social story, Sierra’s friends give her three strategies to use to become a better sibling!
This unit includes:
★ New Baby Instructional Version
★ New Baby Personalized Version with fill-in-the-blanks
★ 4 different types of support tools
Table of Contents:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-17: Instructional Social Story
Page 18-34: Personalized fill-in-the-blanks Version
Page 35: List: Things to do while you wait
Page 36: Picture: Draw a picture to show visitors
Page 37: Strategies for being a great big sister
Page 38: Strategies for being a great big brother
Page 39: Behavior Contract: big sister
Page 40: Behavior Contract: big brother
Page 41: Many Thanks to our artists and font writers
Recommendations for using this unit:
Print and put in sleeve protectors. Keep in a 3-ring binder.
After reading the original version, guide the student through personalizing a book with their own thoughts and feelings.
If your student is young, draw pictures alongside the words
post somewhere visible to remind your student even when you are not around or print 4/page, laminate, and use as a desk card
use to create an IF-Then statement with the child to give them something positive to work towards.
More SOCIAL STORIES:
→ Following the Rules
Social Story Unit: Following the Rules
→ Making New Friends
Social Story Unit: Making New Friends
→ Flexibility when Plans Change
Social Story: Flexibility When Plans Change - a complete unit
→ Personal Space: 2 units in one
Social Story: "Personal Space"- two social stories in one unit