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Rough Play

Rough play is when children grab, push, hit or wrestle each other as part of a game. It also includes pretend fighting.

Rough play is not allowed in school because children often get hurt. Adults may get cross with you if you play rough.

Rough play can be fun at first but no one likes to be hurt and your friends can get angry or upset with you.

Adults will be happy with you when you find gentle activities that don’t hurt others.

Rough play is not allowed because children get hurt and this can get you into trouble with adults.

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Use the above example to help you create your own social story matched to your child's needs. You may want to modify some of the language for very young children but try to avoid losing precise meaning when using more accessible language. Creating social stories with photos or picture can often help too. This example is available in a printable format below.

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Rough Play

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