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Social skills story HELPING – Social Emotional learning – Preschool & Special Education


Promote positive social skills and self-control in preschoolers with this fun social story about being a helper. Designed for special education, this interactive storybook about helping nurtures empathy, cooperation, and self-regulation. Engage students through relatable characters and scenarios, fostering positive behavior and emotional regulation. Perfect for preschool and special education classrooms, this resource promotes a supportive and inclusive learning environment. A valuable tool in teaching essential social skills to young learners.

This 32-page original social skills story is Handsome Hank Learns to Help, an engaging social emotional learning activity to learn how to be a good helper with expected and unexpected behaviors.  


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This social narrative boasts original artwork and is presented in a choice format:
✔️ Students help Hank the Hedgehog with three scenarios where he learns to help and decides what to do next.
✔️ Reader can choose their own story
✔️ Perfect for social skills groups, speech therapy, school counseling, preschool classrooms, and special education classes
✔️ SIMPLE social story, perfect for your young learners and those with disabilities and support needs!
✔️ With this flexible resource, you'll get plenty of options to use this story with your students which makes differentiation a breeze!


  • Boom Cards™ version: Includes audio and immediate feedback. Click here for a preview!
  • Google Slides™: Play in slideshow mode for audio and clickable links.
  • YouTube™: Listen to the story out loud with illustrations. Great for groups!
  • Full-page printable story in color. Print, laminate, and bind to make a 32-page 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
  • 1 page of bonus communication visuals with Boardmaker™ icons

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