Social Stories on Touching Others' Things

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Social stories can help students understand the complexities of different social situations and navigate specific stressors. This lesson offers social stories related to touching other people's things.

Social Stories and Property

When children struggle with social or emotional cues for any number of reasons, they might have a hard time understanding that they can get into trouble if they touch and borrow other people's things. Social stories offer scripted, careful language designed to teach children about social scenarios and how to navigate them. This lesson's examples are oriented specifically toward the concept of touching other people's things.

Touching Kids' Things

At my school, I have friends I like to play with and spend time with. Sometimes, I go to my friends' houses. When I am at their houses, we play together with toys and games. When toys are out at their houses, I like to touch the toys. I know that it is okay to touch things at their houses as long as we are playing together.

Sometimes, my friends bring their toys or other special things to school. My friend Mike likes to bring mechanical pencils. My friend Chandra brings keychains with stuffed animals attached to her backpack. When I see these things, I really want to touch them! I feel like they are really special, and my hands and brain tell me they want to know how the things feel and how they work.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support