The sensitively written Let’s Talk About It! Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own. Each title speaks to a particular concern that children might encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing colour illustrations on every page, and are available in both English and Spanish language editions. A short section at the back of each book offers related advice to parents.
My Friend Has Down Syndrome explores this common chromosomal condition from a child’s perspective. Younger children may be confused and have many questions when they encounter kids who have Down Syndrome. Here, in this reassuring story, two children, one with Down syndrome and one without, learn that they are both good at different things and that by helping each other overcome their fears and difficulties they can accomplish a great deal together.
Other titles in the series:
A book that explains in simple language the feelings people may have regarding the death of a loved one, saying good-bye, what might come after death and the ways to honour the memory of someone who has died. This is not a story book; think of this book as covering anything and everything your young child might want to know about death and dying, and doing so with great sensitivity. When dinosaurs die covers: What Does Alive Mean? Why Does Someone Die? What Does Dead Mean? Feelings... More info
This highly visual social skills book uses computer metaphors and visual diagrams to help children on the autism spectrum to understand how their words and actions can affect other people. Easily identifiable computing and social networking metaphors are used to explain how memories are saved in the brain, like files in computer folders, and how, just as files can be shared and downloaded on the internet, people learn about you by sharing their positive and negative impressions with each other. The author explains why certain actions may be 'liked'... More info
The Panicosaurus is a delightful book which cleverly explains to children how the brain works to produce anxiety and ways they can manage and take control of their own level of anxiety. The illustrations are great and the storyline and simple analogies used to explain the parts of the brain vying for control of the body are wonderfully suited to the level of young children with Asperger's syndrome. *Author Bio:* *K. I. Al-Ghani *is a specialist Advisory teacher. Inclusion Consultant and Autism Trainer, with over 35 years’ experience in education.... More info