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Personal Space – Social Story Video

Teach Starter Publishing
1 min | Years: F - 2

This social story video reminds students to allow others to maintain some personal space.

A Personal Space Social Story for the Early Years

Social stories are stories that explain particular social situations and explain how to behave in these situations. They are written in the first person, with the child as one of the key characters. This makes it more relatable for the children.

This social story teaches about the social construct of personal space. The story unfolds as follows:

When I’m at school, I like to talk to my friends.

I sometimes might stand too close to them when we talk.

My friends might not like it when I stand too close.

They might like a little bit of space between us.

A little bit of space is the length of my arm.

My friends are happy when I do not stand too close to them.

The Benefits of Teaching Social Stories to Children

Did you know that teaching social stories to children offers many social, emotional and cognitive benefits? Some of these include:

  • Enhanced empathy
  • Improved anxiety and stress management
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Improved communication skills
  • And many more!

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