Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about being staying in a carseat, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together for the story or role play good car seat behavior. These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one (or one like it) multiple times if staying safe in a carseat is a struggle!
I Will Stay in My Carseat!
Everyday, we ride in the car.
Mommy or Daddy drive the car and I ride in the backseat.
The backseat is safest for me!
I can look out the window, read books or talk to Mommy or Daddy while we are driving.
I can even take a nap!
When I ride in the car, I sit in a carseat. Carseats keep me safe!
When I am buckled in to my carseat, I am safest.
I never unbuckle my straps. I could get hurt!
I will sit in my carseat and enjoy the ride.
Riding in the car is fun!
Let Them Fly!