The IRIE Classroom Stories Book includes fourteen pictorial stories that include common problems faced by young children in school and how to overcome them (e.g. how to share materials, waiting for a turn, and working together). The stories are suitable for children aged 3-8 years and aim to promote children’s social and emotional skills. The stories have no words and the pictures are used to promote discussion and to encourage children to problem-solve. Each story has a one-page teacher guide giving guidance on the aims, key vocabulary, discussion points and suggested questions. The stories are available for download as a complete set or as individual books.Download now
Two children want to play with the same truck. How do the children feel and what can they do to solve the problem?
Two children want to play with the same doll. How do the children feel and what can they do to solve the problem?
One child wants a toy that another child is using. She asks to share but the other child says no. How does she feel and what can she do?
Two children want the same picture book. The teacher gives the book to one of the children. The other child is given a different book. How do the children feel? What can they do to solve the problem?
Two children have done a test. One did very well. The other one didn’t do well and she is jealous. What can she do?
Three children are playing with blocks. One child takes nearly all the blocks. How do the other children feel? What can the children do to solve the problem?
Four children are building an amazing tower and they are feeling excited and proud. One child makes a wrong move and the tower falls down. How do the children feel and what can they do?
A child is doing a very hard puzzle. He gets frustrated. What can he do?
A group of children are eating lunch. They have made a mess and only one child starts to clean up. The others do not help. How does the child who is cleaning feel? What can the children do to solve the problem?
Children are waiting for a turn to use the swing in the playground. One child won’t give the others a turn. How do the children feel? What can they do?
Children are outside playing at breaktime. One child is left out. How does he feel? What can the children do to help him?
One child is teasing another child. How should the child react to being teased?
One child is crying. What should the other children do?
One child hits another child. How are the children feeling? What should they do?