Great Books to Give the Kids This Holiday. 1. The new book, Red and the Wolf, is a version of Little Red Riding Hood which includes a young girl with vision impairment as the main character. Â MostÂ of us have seen children or adults with disabilitiesÂ get teased or made fun of. You'll get phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension resources ... all free! and promote diverse books, and read and support award-winning books given by diverse groups. This is an exuberant and exciting childrenâs adventure that will appeal to young and old alike. Such a wonderful story with a beautiful ending! Â Having a severe disability isn’t easy, and it’s okay to acknowledge that — while also celebrating successes that may seem small to the rest of us, but mean the world to the child who achieves them. Learn my top strategies for teaching kids to "sound it out". The reviews on this one were mixed. You should add ‘Meet Will and Jake, Best Buds Forever’ to your list! Schools and libraries may also provide free digital text-to-speech books to students. Jewel Kats has numerous childrens books in which the main character has a disability. Here are my suggestions as additions to your Disabilities booklist: The first book is about Dyslexia. Unlike the boy in My Friend Has Autism, Ian is nonverbal. Like most people, I hadn’t heard of Erb’s Palsy until now. Even with her disabilities, Taz is happy to be different and celebrates what she can do. Â He learns that he’s not a clumsy bad kid, but a gifted boy with a special way of seeing the world. by. Sometimes it’s best to approach difficult topics fromÂ a lighter perspective. the need to include disabled characters in mainstream children's fiction books. Â * I received a free copy of “A Different Little Doggy” and was compensated for my time in exchange for an honest review. But this is a childrenâs fantasy adventure story with a difference because one of the heroes, Tommy, is confined to a wheelchair following a terrible accident. Â School gets harder and harder. Some Amazon reviewers felt the book was condescending and stereotypical. Talk to the school staff or librarian about which programs are available for your child. He was told that the stone had magical powers so he sent it to Tommy for his stone collection. He is just lucky to be alive. As a teacher, she made... 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Now, he uses his captivating writing style to create endearing children’s books that highlight the diversity surrounding us. Learn smart strategies for helping your learners become fluent readers with this free 5-day series! Sara struggles over what to do. Welcome to The Measured Mom. Â She’s left behind in the lowest reading group, all by herself. Â One of these books may strike a chord with you – or perhaps a nerve. So, with the help of Smithyâs cat, Tiger, who more than lives up to his name, the robbers are taught a lesson they certainly donât expect. This is a wonderful book written from the perspective of Rachel, whose younger sister has Down Syndrome. Â When she runs into a chair, someone always laughs. Â In the end, Christy appreciates Eddie Lee – both his genuine friendship and his ability to do something she can’t. class daily. Like many books on this list, this one was hard for me to read without choking up. Â It’s a little harsh for young listeners. 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