How to Use Stories to Help Children with Social Skills

LaDonna Werth and Lisa Poppe - Early Childhood Extension Educators Author
09/11/2023 Added
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Children love to listen to stories. Not only are stories used to entertain children, they can also be used as tools to teach new skills and expectations. Many parents read books to teach their children the alphabet or numbers, but stories can also be used to: Teach social skills, such as how to take turns; Teach clear behavior expectations, reinforce routines, such as getting ready for bed; Prepare for new experiences, such as the first day of school; Address a challenging behavior, such as hitting.

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