Wearing Clothes

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Wearing Clothes

People wear clothes for lots of reasons. For example, they can keep us warm when cold and protect our skin from the sun when it is hot. We also wear clothes to hide parts of our body that we tend to keep private.

Here is some information about wearing clothes:

There are places when it is OK to take off all of our clothes. This is usually at home when we change our clothes in our bedroom or take a shower or bath.

Sometimes we might need to change to wear special clothes such as PE kit or swimming wear.

Most of the time we are expected to have our clothes on. If we take our clothes off at the wrong time or the wrong place we can make other people upset. It is usually best to ask an adult if unsure.

Schools often have strict rules about what you can wear. Breaking these rules can make staff unhappy.

Sometimes we might feel too hot and want to take off some of our extra clothing we wear to keep warm. That is usually OK but sometimes it is not. It is usually best to ask an adult if unsure.

It is important to wear clothes to keep us feeling comfortable and to cover our bodies. Sometimes we are told what clothes we must wear and sometimes we can choose ourselves. If unsure about what to wear it is usually best to ask an adult.

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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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Wearing Clothes

Wearing Clothes

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