story about going to school

An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Behavior Support, Counselors, Fun Ideas, Parents, Social Stories by Rachel Wise

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Below you will find an interactive social story about going to school. The story can be used to help children prepare for a typical school day including their first day of school. You can also read this story with your child to practice reading skills.

Social stories are a research-based tool used to help children prepare for real-life events. They can help ease anxiety or set expectations for behavior in a certain situation.

For children on the autism spectrum, those with anxiety disorders, or any child that may be apprehensive about a situation, social stories can help them feel more prepared to go into the situation. Feel free to print this story out and read it several times with your child/client/student (without pressure). There is a print option below. Children can draw/write in the spaces provided once the story is printed out.

Feel free to talk to your child about the fact that no two school days are exactly alike and their day might differ somewhat from the story. Encourage them to talk or draw pictures about how their day might be different. The story gives your child space for drawing and writing.

Print Story

Print Story

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Please share this story to help other children get familiar with the routine of the school day.

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