Develop skills and strategies for sharing with others with this printable mini-book.
Let’s Be Social – Stories for the Classroom (Learning to Share)
Learning how to share is an important social skill for children to develop. Let’s take a look at why this skill is important.
- Building social skills: Sharing helps children learn to interact with others and develop social skills such as empathy, communication, and cooperation. When children share, they learn to take turns, compromise, and negotiate with others, which are important skills for building positive relationships.
- Developing emotional intelligence: Sharing helps children learn to manage their emotions and understand the feelings of others. It also helps them develop empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.
- Fostering a sense of community: Sharing promotes a sense of community and belonging. When children share with others, they feel a sense of connection and belonging to a group, which can lead to positive self-esteem and a sense of purpose.
- Encouraging generosity: Sharing teaches children the value of generosity and giving to others. When children learn to share, they learn to be generous with their time, attention, and resources, which can lead to a sense of satisfaction and happiness.
Teach Starter has created a printable mini-book to help your students understand the importance of sharing. 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.