Learn about appropriate social skills when asking friends to play with this printable mini-book.
Let’s Be Social – Stories for the Classroom
Children can ask others to play in a variety of ways, depending on their personality, social skills, and the situation they find themselves in. Let’s take a look at some ways children can ask others to play:
- Start with a friendly greeting: Children can approach others with a smile and a friendly hello and ask if they would like to play a game together.
- Invite them to join in: If a group of children is playing, children can ask if they can join in and play along with them.
- Respect others’ choices: It’s important for children to respect others’ choices if they don’t want to play or would rather do something else. They can ask politely and be open to other suggestions.
Teach Starter has created a printable mini-book to help your students understand how to ask a peer to play. Each page is designed in a simple manner with real-life photographs to help students make connections and understand the examples.
The last page of the mini-book also poses a question with three picture choices for students to choose from as their answer.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Cut each page along the dotted line, stack the pages together, and secure them with staples or metal rings.
This social narrative story can be used with a classroom peer or with the guidance of a teacher. It can also be sent home to have as a reference outside of the classroom.
Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter collaborator contributed to this resource.
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