Separation anxiety is a common problem for children, and it can be difficult for parents and teachers to know how to handle. This separation anxiety social story book and printable activity bundle includes a mini story, worksheets, mini books for the kids, editable behavior certificates and options for a number of various home situations. If you’re looking for a saying goodbye social story pdf activity pack – this is it!
Saying Goodbye Social Story PDF
There are many things that you can do to help your child or little learner with separation anxiety.
For example, you can try giving them something like a teddy bear or blanket before they go off to school. Or you could ask the parent to provide this.
The item will remind them of home and make them feel more secure.
You might also want to include an extra note of reassurance in the lunchbox or backpack before they go off to school.
These lunchbox notes are perfect for when they are feeling apprehensive during the day!
Social Story Leaving Mum
Kids don’t like to leave their surroundings or their familiar surroundings. Help them by reading a storybook together in the weeks leading up to their first day of school.
You could also continue reading this book anytime you find that they show some anxiety when it comes to leaving their home.
This social story also includes the ways in which kids get to school.
The ones that are listed include by bus, by car or walking.
There are several different options provided along with options for worksheets and mini books for further understanding.
My favorite part of these books is giving a child some positive reinforcement with these fun sticker certificates.
They are editable and they include he / she cards to add the names for each child.
Once they fill up the sticker certificate, they could get an incentive. These are editable!
Separation Anxiety Social Story
Children are often afraid of separation from their parents and this is a natural response. There are many ways to help kids with separation anxiety.
One way is to provide them with a transitional object. This could be something like a blanket or stuffed animal that the child will associate with their parent and can use when they are feeling nervous about being away from the parent.
Another way is to give them plenty of activities to help mitigate this separation for them, like social stories.
I love reading these stories to my students during the first few weeks of school!
Another helpful way is to reassure the child that they will be coming back soon.
This could be done by letting them know that they will be visiting them again soon or by giving them a calendar and showing them where they will visit next on it.
More social skills activities you might like:
- List of Social Skills to Include at Any Elementary Level
- Fun Virtual Social Emotional Learning Activities
- 50 Goals for Social Skills to Add to Your IEPs
- Teaching Social Emotional Skills to Preschool: 10 Super Easy Books on Kindness
Saying goodbye social story pdf
This printable pack is in my store on TPT. Soon, I will be releasing a bigger bundle where you could purchase all these social stories at a savings bundle for the year.
Click on the image to see the social story in full. Find the Separation Anxiety Social Story Printable Bundle here.