Friend – Asking to Play


FOCUS: Scripting framework & troubleshooting strategies to use when a friend is busy.

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For children prone to impulsively grabbing toys or pushing classmates rather than politely engaging peers, this social story breaks down how to appropriately initiate play. With simple scenarios, it explores troubleshooting rejection, offering compromises, and respecting boundaries. When our first friend choice is busy, it models positive self-talk until finding a willing partner. An empowering refrain encourages trying again tomorrow if playing alone today. Friends want friends who uplift everyone – this story gives simple phrases for children to confidently transform intent into inclusive action. Guiding social skills takes patience and practice – this book helps eager students start strong.

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