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Any Children's Books to Special Needs Topics to Other Kids

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  • Any Children's Books to Special Needs Topics to Other Kids

    Hi! Do any of you use a children's book/ picture book to introduce a topic related to special needs? Does this help you or your children talk/ learn more about disabilities? What children's books did you enjoy reading to your children?

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    Books based on the "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" television series really help us address issues like managing emotions, empathy, and self confidence with our son. He is 4 years old and was diagnosed on the spectrum last summer. He loves watching this series and having us read the books to him and he remembers a lot of the easy to learn mantras and songs in the books: they help him calm down during meltdowns and other difficult times. There is even a character in one of the episodes, "Chrissy" who has a physical disability and the characters talk about it.


    • #3
      ....My Friend Mikayla is a great book for children ages 7-10. You can get it on amazon.


      • #4
        Here are a few other good books in addition to all of those great suggestions. We’re Amazing 1,2,3! A Story About Friendship and Autism Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper story about a girl who cannot walk or talk but when given a computer that she can communicate with everyone realizes she is mentally able. Meet ClaraBelle Blue (The ClaraBelle Series #1) by Adiba Nelson, Elvira Morando, and Ilene Serna another story about a girl with cerebral palsy. this is a picture book that explains disabilities. El Deafo by Cece Bell this book is about a little girl who loses her hearing and she describes her hearing aid as her superpower. We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen and Pam DeVito a book about a girl who's brother is born with down syndrome. I hope these suggestions are helpful.