Stories are the perfect way to teach social skills and introduce new concepts. This post focuses on a series of books based on silly monsters who explore and illustrate essential social skills topics. They also illustrate principles of distance learning and ideas for how to stop the spread of germs. Perfect for starting important discussions, whether you are teaching remotely or in person!
Monster Social Skills Stories
My students love everything about monsters, whether they are scary or just silly! This set of read-aloud stories feature monsters who teach about social skills and behavioural expectations. The stories cover topics such as wearing masks, proper hand washing to stop germs, rules for distance learning, as well as self-regulation topics such as how to calm down and make wise choices. The monsters also introduce topics such as respecting diversity in others and recognizing emotions as a building block of developing empathy.
Social Stories and Distance Learning
Each story can either be printed to add to the class library, or read aloud over the computer while teaching virtually. Using the PDF as an e-book version, the pages can also be projected for students to see as you read the story. Stories can also be read by students on devices where PDF’s can be used.
Interactive Read Aloud Stories
For even more flexibility, these stories have recently been adapted to an interactive online platform called Boom Learning. With a FREE account, your students can click through the pages and even listen to the audio reading the story to them! Each story also has interactive, self-checking games or questions at the end to reinforce concepts and evaluate understanding.
Take a quick look and see if they are a good fit for your students!
Click HERE to see PRINTABLE bundle of 6 Social Stories! (You’ll see a FREE printable version of Monsters Wearing Masks in the list!)
Click HERE to see the AUDIO bundle of 6 stories on BOOM Learning! (You’ll see the FREE story about Monsters Wearing Masks in the list!)
More Ways To Use Social Stories
Social Stories are great to use on their own, but there’s so much more you can do with them! For example, the resource below has 32 social stories, but also includes partner plays, teacher scripts, mini-books, printing pages, crafts, and more. Click the picture below for more information if this is something that might help in your classroom.
Bunny And Bear Social Stories
Another set of books that teach social skills are called Bunny and Bear Books. These stories feature two hilarious friends – a bunny and a bear – as they learn social skills relevant to school environments. Story topics include: Personal Space, Fire Drills, Spreading Germs, and Calm Down Strategies. You can see them all in the link below.
Would you like to download a Bunny And Bear story to share with your students or your own children? Bunny and Bear Book 4 – All About GERMS is available right now for free! You will get the entire book to either print or read as a PDF on your device. You will also get the complete workbook with a week or more of activities! Click the blue box below to have it sent right to your inbox.
You are welcome to share this story with your parents if you are teaching remotely. Posting publicly on websites or other online collections is not permitted. I hope you enjoy it!
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