Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about a bedtime routine, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together or google images of children going to bed if you want to add a visual (animals sleeping might be fun too because everyone has to sleep!). These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one multiple times if bedtime is a struggle!
Every night at 7:00, it is bedtime! But first, I have some important things to do:
First, I will put on my pajamas. I can choose which ones I wear!
Then,I will brush my teeth. I will brush for one minute and mom will brush for one minute. The timer will tell me when I am done.
Next, I will pick out some bedtime stories. Dad will read to me. We will read two books.
After we read, I will get my lovies and blankets and Dad will tuck me in.
Dad will turn out the light. Night Night!