for You and Me
- PreSchool-A simple concept book with wonderful full-color photographs.
Each picture shows a child with Down's syndrome posing with an
object that represents a letter of the alphabet. The items will
be easily recognized by the intended audience: K is for kite,
H is for hug, Q is for quilt, and W is for wagon. Upper and lowercase
letters are highlighted at the top of each page in a square of
color, while the word representing the object runs across the
bottom of the page in large type. The photographs, viewed against
a white background, appear to jump out on the page. In each picture,
the smiling child or children are engaged with the object, evoking
a joyful mood. Both genders and a number of ethnic groups are
included. This is a terrific concept book for preschoolers with
the added bonus of exposing them to a group of children not usually
seen in picture books.
With Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life - Expanding
the scope and depth of the classic The Young Person with Down
Syndrome, the authors have incorporated significant scientific
advances into their new volume on the issues that adolescents
with this disability face. Written for health care professionals,
psychologists, other developmental disabilities practitioners,
educators, and parents, it covers biomedical concerns; behavioral,
psychological, and psychiatric challenges; and education, employment,
recreation, community, and legal concerns. Contributions from
leading experts lend experience and perspective to this multidisciplinary
With Down Syndrome: A New Parent's Guide - Now in its second
edition, Babies with Down Syndrome continues to be the definitive
reference. This edition features expanded, up-to-date on pre-natal
testing, daily care, medical care, early intervention, special
education, advocacy, and disability lay, including the latest
on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The resource guide has
been completely updated and expanded to include both national
and international organizations that serve people with Down Syndrome.
and Toddler Learning Fun: 50 Interactive and Developmental Activities
to Enjoy with Your Child - Focusing on the topics of colors,
letters, numbers, shapes, and reading, you learn how to use simple
materials from around the house to play and learn with your young
Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome - Written by two young
men with Down's Syndrome, this book will open eyes and touch the
heart. The interview style is involving as the authors discuss
their friendship, having Down's Syndrome, marriage, children,
becoming independent, and their hopes and dreams for the future.
They speak openly about how people have treated them differently
because of their disorder and how they feel about it. The book
is occasionally a challenge to read since the authors speak in
unusual syntax. Black-and-white photographs from family albums
appear in a center insert. Curious teens and friends and family
members of the disabled will feel the emotions of these two remarkable
young men and learn how they work to cope and to succeed.
Parenting - Reading about self-esteem development in Constructive
Parenting helped me help my twin daughters play together better.
Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
- It is a very useful resource for parents, teachers, and dietitians
who work with people with Down syndrome.
at School - A delightful, heart-warming book featuring children
of mixed abilities busily working and playing at school. This
book illustrates the true meaning of the word inclusion. It shows
that given the opportunity, children readily accept each other's
differences. Emphasizes in a relaxed, natural way that even though
some children may look different and have different abilities,
all children like to do the same things.
Can, Can You? - PreSchool-K–A board book with color
photos of children and variations on "I can…. Can you?"
The youngsters are all actively engaged: feeding themselves, playing
with blocks, swimming, etc. They are clearly happy and reveling
in their newfound abilities. Only the back cover mentions that
all of the babies and toddlers in the photos have Down syndrome.
The book is probably most reassuring for preschoolers who have
Down syndrome, as many disabled children never see kids like themselves
in picture books.
Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program
- This book shows you how to play with your preschooler and facilitate
development at the same time. All the games use simple materials
from around the house or no materials at all.
Involvement Begins at Birth: Collaboration Between Parents and
Teachers of Children in the Early Years - Explaining that
birth is the right time to begin fostering children's learning
and development, this text is intended for the early childhood
caregiver and administrator. The book presents a three-part strategy
to form a parent involvement program that will provide a population
of students ready to learn and achieve as soon as they begin school.
Parts I and II teach schools how to reach parents as soon as their
children are born so that they can enlist them as facilitators
of their children's development. Written from the perspective
of the whole child, Part III describes the education of the children
from birth to age five. Finally, Part IV provides activities,
clear objectives, and procedures for parents to interact with
their children to enrich the child's development. For professionals
working in early childhood education.
and the Firehouse - Russ, a five-year-old with Down syndrome,
visits his uncle's firehouse and gets to help with the daily chores.
Kind of Hero: Chris Burke's Own Story - The heartwarming story
of a youngster who, despite a congenital deficiency, has been
able to realize his full potential and attain amazing success
because of a nurturing home environment. Burke, who was born with
Down syndrome and is severely handicapped, has gained national
recognition as Corky on the television series, ``Life Goes On.''
Three short chapters are in his own words and the rest of the
third-person narrative recounts his parents refusal to institutionalize
him and his family's unfaltering effort to shower love, support,
and approval on the happy-go-lucky boy. It is an intensely personal
biography that can be read for pleasure and inspiration.
Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child With a Disability
- The author of each essay has a child with special needs. Some
with problems that we can't even imagine having to deal with.
Each has taken the time to express how the birth and life of his
child has changed his life. These fathers are truly special.
Paint the Octopus Red - Kindergarten-Grade 3-Emma isn't happy
to learn that she will soon be a big sister. After talking with
her father, however, she thinks of "at least a million things
my new brother or sister could do with me," and she eagerly
awaits her sibling's arrival. When Isaac is born, the family is
confronted with the fact that he has Down Syndrome. Emma's father
explains that Isaac will still be able to do all of the things
that Emma has thought of; he will just do them at a slower pace.
The story ends on a high note with an excited Emma and her father
visiting Isaac and her mother in the hospital. A well-thought-out
question-and-answer section completes this bibliotherapeutic title.
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