Stories are an excellent way to teach a concept, especially to young children. In my books, I recommend using stories to teach children about the various levels in the Hierarchy of Social Development.
Of course, some people aren’t natural story-tellers, especially when the story needs to convey a specific learning point. In fact, one of the common questions I receive is “What stories work best to teach young children the levels of social development?” In answering these people, I’ve found that they don’t just want general guidance on the types of stories to use. They want actual stories that they can read to their class or child word for word.
If you’re looking for short stories to read to children that convey the various levels, check out this short e-book, Children of Rainbow School: Four Short Stories for Teaching Responsibility. This printable e-book describes “The Raise Responsibility System” used in schools, homes, and youth settings around the world. The short stories with illustrations describe four (4) levels that promote a desire to WANT to behave responsibly. Only a few pages need to be printed to share the Hierarchy of Social Development. The e-book also includes suggestions on how to implement the totally noncoercive (but not permissive) discipline system.
Whether you’re a natural story-teller or not, this resource will help you connect the concepts to the children in your life. The result? Fewer discipline problems and less stress in the classroom and/or home.