Rough Play - Social Story

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Rough Play Social Story

Play Fighting

Play fighting is a game that many children like to play. It can involve pushing, tripping up and wrestling each other.

Play fighting can be fun but it can also cause problems. These include:

someone getting hurt
someone getting upset or angry
play fights turning into real fights

Play fighting is against school rules. This is to keep everyone safe. If you accidentally hurt someone they may get angry or upset with you. Adults may also get cross with you.

Play fighting at school is not OK. It can often make you or others unhappy. It can also get you into trouble with adults.

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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 examples to help you create your own social stories 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. These examples are available in a printable format below.

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Play Fighting

 Play Fighting Social Story

A print out version of the Play Fighting social story example above.

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Rough Play

 Rough Play  Social Story

A print out version of the Rough Play social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Breaking Things

Social Story Examples

Playground Management

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