Download the story here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-parents-work-at-my-house-now-social-story-5403639
Due to the virus, the public schools and our workplaces have closed for the time being. My son and I worked together to create a social story (aka social narrative) to teach him about what “work” looks like for mom. He didn’t realize that me looking at my phone or using my computer could be “work.” Now after reading this social story, I tell him “mommy has a work call” and he remembers some of the things he can do while I am on the phone.
This 13 page social story helped us so much that I want to share it with other families.
My son helped me come up with this title! “My parents work at home now.” I tried to make it general (not mom or dad specific…) so it can apply to any home.
Here is a sneak peak at the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie_Jv2pIDo0
The book gives children suggestions for what to do when parents are working and asks kids to come up with their own ideas.
The book goes on to give ideas for what to do while parents are working and encourages children to cooperate to help out.
We are all in a strange time in history and if this social story can help others as much as it helped my own son I would be pleased!
Please contact me if you have any suggestions or ideas for other social stories!