Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about brushing teeth, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together or google images of children and adults brushing their teeth if you want to add a visual (animals brushing their teeth might be fun too). These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one multiple times if teeth brushing is a struggle!
Every day and night, It is time to brush my teeth.
Mom can help me put a little bit of toothpaste on my toothbrush.
I can brush my own teeth – tops and bottoms – for 1 minute. Mom will set the timer.
THEN, mom will brush my teeth – tops and bottoms – for one minute. She will brush gently and it will not hurt. When the timer dings, we are all done! Then I can spit in the sink and rinse out my mouth.0