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Hi everyone.

 

Our EYAT visited today and suggested that we should purchase addition books which show disabilities in a normal way and men/women carrying out the reverse of stereotypical roles.

 

We have books about a disability - Topsy and Tim meet a special friend - for example but we need to find some which don't portray disabilities as being special or different....

 

Hope I've explained myself well enough!

 

I asked for a suggested list .... but no joy - so I thought I'd try all of you helpful souls!

 

:oxD

 

Any suggestions?

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'Looking After Lewis' is quite nice. Although it does portray him as being special in a way it's still nice and can help children understand why some children might be treated a little differently to others and that it's important to tolerate this.

 

'Lucy's Picture' is also quite nice for thinking and understanding about blind people as the little girl makes a special picture for her blind Grandad. My children really enjoyed this when I read it to them. It's also good for talking about considering other people's needs and how these might be different from our own needs.

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I found some very nice board books of nursery rhymes from a company called Cambridge Educational Toys. They have children doinf sign language and images of children with hearing aids and glasses etc just playing. Also only about £4 which is a good price for things like that.

Jane

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I was going to recommend Lucy's Picture too but Kariana beat me to it!

 

I also have two books called Boots for a Bridesmaid and Are We There Yet?, both by Verna Allette Wilkins. They both tell stories unconnected to disability but each has a parent who uses a wheelchair shown in all the pictures and the parent is in an active, positive and typical parental role. I bought them to use with a child who's mother was a wheelchair user.

 

They were published by Tamarind but I looked for them recently and couldn't find them on sale anywhere. If anyone comes across them I'd love to hear about it.

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