27 Oct Social Story: Photos with Santa
Social stories can be a very effective way to prepare children for something that may be new, or anxiety inducing. Reading a story ahead of time that outlines what our children can expect in a new situation, can often lead to more positive experiences. While visiting Santa can be a yearly tradition and a rite of passage, for many children it is actually a very stressful event and time of year. Use this social story to help your child, and feel free to personalize it by downloading the Word document. Alter the story to make it specific to your child, including pictures of where they will meet Santa, pictures of themselves, as well as to include calming strategies that work for them.
Help prepare your child for their visit with Santa at All Children’s Academics. Reading this story multiple times before the visit will help your child to understand what to expect, as well as will alleviate fears and stress. Feel free to edit the story to fit your child’s needs!