I have 2 suggestions this month. The first is not related to anything special needs related. It was one of my 2019 goals to do more personal escape reading. Just to get away. I am off to a decent start and in love, with the book, I am reading now.
“The Kent Road Kids Learn A Lesson About Being Different” is the first in a series of inspirational stories that are actually based on true stories. In this book, the character is Living with Autism, specifically, Asperger’s Syndrome and it can be very challenging. John’s physical challenges prevent him from ever scoring the game-winning goal in the street hockey game that he watches from his front porch. John dreams for more and in this charming story, you are taken on a journey to see how John realizes his dream of being part of the team in a light-hearted and clever way. In a world where being different can be very isolating, the Kent Road Kids come together to include John and to embrace and celebrate his differences.
This book has a great message for all of us! What we tell ourselves matters! This is just as true for kids as it is for adults.
With our daughter majoring in Speech Communication Disorders this book seems like a great tool to use and help others learn a little about stuttering. This is one in a collection of books from “The Something to Say Collection”. This book helps understand speech and language differences.
I found this book, and, although I have not read it yet, I want to. It is something that I say to so many of our friends and family as well as people we come into contact with. “He may not look at you when he talks or you talk, but he hears you”. I am so curious how this book handles this, and, it is geared for kids! Click the link to learn more.
Some great ideas this holiday season for books that offer a great message.
Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life This book has some helpful tips for a better world and a happier life. like to begin each day making funny faces in the mirror.• Invent occasions for celebration (like International Bunny Appreciation Day.)• Help someone in need.• Lend Mother Nature a hand.• Be YOU.Simply told and vibrantly illustrated, this little book of tips is sure to get kids thinking about the world around them.
A few ideas for books this Thanksgiving season:
The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing This one os a spin-off of Clement C. Moore’s Christmas poem. It is a catchy and simple rhyming book that shares a story of a family’s Thanksgiving.—from the exciting night, before to the peaceful morning at home, to the hectic holiday kitchen scene, to the warm and fuzzy dinner table
Written from the perspective of Maggie’s older brother Noah,”We’re Not So Different After All”, is a playful story of acceptance and understanding featuring Maggie Hope, a little girl with special needs. This book helps raise awareness in a colorful and playful manner with a teaching tool to help parents start important conversations with their children.
I could benefit from this too!
The self-control super hero is back! This time, they’ve come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night’s sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day!