Winning and Losing

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A generic social story to help a child understand the social notion of competition and process the feelings of losing and winning.

Easy to personalize by adding a child's name and pictures of special interests to the pages.

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Winning and Losing

  1. 1. Winning & Losing The idea of For ___________
  2. 2. I am a terrific student at my school.
  3. 3. I have friends and classmates at school.
  4. 4. Sometimes, we play games. We play games on the playground and in different classes.
  5. 5. In class, we play games to learn new information.
  6. 6. Sometimes, we play games for fun.
  7. 7. Some games have no winners and no losers. These games are called “cooperative games”.
  8. 8. Some games have a winner and at least one loser. These games are called “competitive games.” Soccer, football and Monopoly are examples of competitive games.
  9. 9. When I play a competitive game, I like to win. Everybody feels proud when they win a game.
  10. 10. Someone has to be the loser in a competitive game. Sometimes, losing feels bad or sad. It is OK to lose in a game.
  11. 11. I can be a “good loser”. This is the mature and intelligent thing to do. Being a “good loser” means that I feel two things at the same time. I feel sad because I did not win + I feel happy because my friend did win.
  12. 12. When I lose a game, I have a choice. I could say or Congratulations! Oh well, maybe I’ll win next time !
  13. 13. By the time children are in school, they understand how to be a “good loser”. I am learning this too.
  14. 14. I am a fabulous person. When I play a game, I can be a “good loser”. This is the smart thing to do.
  15. 15. The End Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP www.KimSingleton.com Email: Kim@KimSingleton.com Questions or comments? Please contact me! A generic social story developed by

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