Safety Social Stories and comprehension.
I use this resource to aid my teaching of safety for some of the children in my class. I print each 2 page story back to back. One page has the story and the second page has a comprehension or understanding activity based on the story.
This resource includes 7 social stories to support teaching the following safety measures:
à The importance of holding hands in some public situations.
à Crossing the road at a zebra crossing.
à Crossing the road with the lollipop person.
à Crossing the road at a traffic lights.
à Wearing a seatbelt.
à Listening to people when they say “stop!”.
à Wearing a helmet when using a bike or scooter.
à Safety when riding my bike or scooter.
For some of my children I begin by using only the first page of each story set and we read this repetitively so that children begin to garner an understanding of each scenario.
To develop children’s understanding of the safety situations I go through the second page and ask the questions/read the statements to the children.
They can answer in their own words or point to the happy (positive answer) green face or the sad (negative answer) red face, or give thumbs up/down, whichever option they prefer. This allows me to assess their understanding of the stories. We also use these as preparation for class walks, trips and social life skills in our community.
Parents can also use these at home to reinforce the safety ideas and scenarios.