Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about a having a babysitter, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together or google images of children playing with a babysitter if you want to add a visual. These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one multiple times if leaving your child with a babysitter is a struggle!
Tonight, Mommy and Daddy are going to a party.
The party is for grown ups, so I cannot go.
I will stay at home with Ms. Kaitlin.
Ms. Kaitlin is a babysitter. She will take care of me while Mommy and Daddy are gone.
Ms. Kaitlin knows all the things that I like. She knows about my snacks and she knows what books I like to read. Ms. Kaitlin will be fun to play with.
Ms. Kaitlin will put me to bed. I will brush my teeth and read a book, just like with Mommy and Daddy.
When I wake up in the morning, Mommy and Daddy will be home.
Having a babysitter is fun!