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GETTING A CHRISTMAS TREE SOCIAL STORY

Updated on December 11, 2012

With Christmas around the corner many of us are out getting our trees. It is an exciting time for everyone, but there are a lot of variables that our children do not encounter on a regular basis.

There are a few strategies that can be helpful, one that works well is the "Social" Story. As we have discussed in my other articles, systematic stories written step by step can be very useful in waylayingt fears and help your child enjoy a novel experience.With that in mind I have put together a short story that may be of assistance to you and your child.

You may use it as is, or you can cut and paste. If your child uses a picture exchange system you can paste the pictures that would go along with each sentence, or you can use actual pictures. What ever you decide I suggest you sit down with your child over a few days and read this story to help alleviate any anxiety they may have. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

TODAY I WILL GET A CHRISTMAS TREE .

I WILL GET IN THE CAR WITH MY FAMILY.

WE WILL DRIVE TO THE PLACE THEY SELL TREES.

I WILL GET OUT OF THE CAR , THERE MIGHT BE OTHER PEOPLE LOOKING AT TREES WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THAT IS OKAY, I AM SAFE! IT IS FUN LOOKING FOR TREES.

WE MAY NOT GET THE FIRST TREE WE SEE, THAT’S OKAY, MY FAMILY WANTS TO LOOK AT THE TREES AND FIND THE VERY BEST ONE FOR OUR HOUSE.

WE PICK OUR TREE AND GIVE IT TO THE MAN WHO WILL HELP US.

HE WILL TAKE A SAW AND CUT OFF THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE TREE. IT MAY BE LOUD WHEN THE MAN USES THE SAW. I AM SAFE , I AM OKAY. IT WILL ONLY BE LOUD FOR A MINUTE.

WE PUT THE TREE IN OUR VEHICLE AND DRIVE HOME. I AM HAPPY! MY FAMILY IS HAPPY!

WE GET HOME AND THE ADULTS TAKE THE TREE OUT OF THE CAR, THEY ARE GOING TO BRING THE TREE IN THE HOUSE. IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A TREE INSIDE AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

MY FAMILY PUTS THE TREE IN THE STAND, THEY MOVE THE TREE FROM SIDE TO SIDE, IT IS OKAY, THE TREE IS SUPPOSE TO DO THAT.

SOMEONE WILL GO DOWN ON THE FLOOR UNDER THE TREE, THEY ARE SAFE, IT IS THEIR JOB TO MAKE SURE THE TREE IS IN THE STAND THE RIGHT WAY.

WHEN THE TREE IS UP WE ALL WAIT AWHILE BEFORE WE DECORATE IT. ME AND MY FAMILY GET OUT THE ORNAMENTS AND THE LIGHTS THAT WILL GO ON THE TREE.

WHEN IT IS TIME WE WILL PUT ON THE LIGHTS FIRST.

NEXT WE WILL PUT ON THE ORNAMENTS

FINALLY THE TREE WILL BE DONE! THE TREE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WE WILL HAVE IT IN OUR HOUSE UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS.

IT WAS FUN TO DECORATE OUR CHRISTMAS TREE.

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