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Saying Please

Saying Please

We say the word 'please' when asking someone to do something for us.

Saying please is a polite thing to do when asking for something. It is a way of saying to the other person that we appreciate (like) that they are doing something for us.

Sometimes people might use the word thanks instead of please when asking for something. This is OK too.

Sometimes people forget to say please. This can make them sound unfriendly or rude. If you forget to say please you can always say sorry or say please when you remember.

Adults don’t always use please when asking children to do things. This is OK. Reminding an adult that they haven’t used please is usually not OK. It can make them cross.

Saying please is nice thing to do. Not saying please is not OK and can make people not happy with you.

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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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Saying Please

Saying Please  Social Story

A print out version of the social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Social Story Introduction

Social Story Examples

Saying Thank You Social Story Example

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