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Resource #7674

Using Social Stories to Ease Children’s Transitions

Resource Type:
Research and Reference, Parent Resource
Typical Ages:
General — Creating Healthy and Supportive Environments, Home-School Connections, Establishing Routines, Classroom Management.  Social Studies — History, Families, Traditions, and Daily Life, All About Me
transitions for children, visual scripts for children, book making, classroom management, all about me, camera, photographs

This resource is an article from NAEYC's Beyond the Journal. It addresses one of the greatest challenges for both families and teachers of young children - separation from parents and other transitional issues. The young child's transition to a school experience can be very stressful for everyone involved. Teacher are sensitive to the needs of children, but some children still have difficulty separating from parents. Social stories - teacher made books written for children on topics relevant to an individual - can provide assistance for those toddlers and preschoolers who need help. Perhaps this interesting strategy will help a child you know. (author/nmb)

History for Early Childhood
Begin to use the language of time (e.g., day, night, yesterday, today, tomorrow).
Daily Life
Arrange sequences of personal and shared events through pictures, growth charts and other media.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Record Created
6/15/2006 by
Last Updated
5/25/2010 by nbrannon
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