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Social Skills Story SELF REGULATION and CALMING Social Emotional Learning for Social Group and Special Education


Looking for social skills stories and social emotional learning activities for preschool, Kindergarten, or special education students? This is a social narrative with original artwork teaching self-regulation for anxiety and calming self when anxious or nervous. The social skills story is presented in a choice format with the reader making choices when given a simple scenario. Perfect for social skills group, speech therapy, autism and expected and unexpected behaviors.

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This 28-page SEL story is Sydney the Silly Squirrel Learns to Self-Soothe. Readers get to choose what Sydney will do in three situations where she feels nervous and anxious. Students learn simple techniques for self-regulation and calming such as using a fidget, using self-talk, or using deep breathing. It's a very simple story with funny results.  

This SEL activity and artwork is simple but SO cute and with limited distractions on the page, making it great for special education, school counseling, speech therapy activities, or any preschool classroom. 

Comes in Boom, Slides, and YouTube plus printable 29-page book, black-and-white version, a small book for coloring, 3 coloring pages, and an activity for students to create their own “Calming Wheel.”

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⭐Resource includes (80-pg PDF with digital links included):
Boom Cards™: include audio and immediate feedback
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Google Slides™: play in slideshow mode for audio and clickable links
YouTube™: Hear the story, great for groups.
✅ Full-page printable story in color. Print, laminate, and bind to make a book.
✅ Printable story in black-and-white in large and small sizes. Great to give to students to color and take home.
✅ 3 coloring pages
✅ 3 pages for students to create their own Calming Wheel

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