Saying “please” and “thank you” is a skill your Lil’ should be practicing daily, but this time of year is the perfect time for a little refresher course as there are so many opportunities to practice these skills with holiday gatherings and gifting.
Social stories are stories that teach your Lil’ a specific social skill. They are not the most entertaining lessons we use, but they give your Lil’ a clear understanding of when and how to use a specific social skill.
Grab a FREE copy of the Social Story – Please and Thank You HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Adult Interactions

  • Seek help from an adult
  • Understand that there are rules that must be followed

Speaking and Listening

  • Use language to interact socially with others
  • Make eye contact when speaking and listen to others

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Adult Interactions

  • Seek help from an adult
  • Understand that there are rules that must be followed

Speaking and Listening

  • Use language to interact socially with others
  • Make eye contact when speaking, listen to others, & take turns speaking

Required Materials

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Social Story - Please and Thank You

Step #1
Print out the Social Story – Please and Thank You or Download it to an eReader to read it as an eBook.
Step #2
Read the Social Story to your Lil’.
Step #3
To help your Lil’ understand the social skill even better, help them make connections to their life.
For instance, you can ask, “When Aunt Sally gives you a birthday present, what should you say to her?”

Teacher Tip

Two tips for reinforcing this skill:
  1. Practice, practice, practice – When your Lil’ wants a snack, remind them that you cannot get it for them until you hear nice words (please).
  2. Modeling – The more your Lil’ hears you say please and thank you the more they will say it. When your spouse cooks dinner, be sure to say “Thank you for dinner” at the dinner table in front of your Lil’. (My husband is really good at doing this and better yet, Rea has begun to beat him to it. She will say “Thank you for dinner Momma” as soon as we all sit down and start eating.

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