I have started Darrius on reading ritual before he goes to sleep at night. Though it is still not an every night thing now but I do hope I can get him interested and do it nightly in the future.
Recently, I’ve received another book to review from Parent Reviewers. The title of the book this time is ‘What do you use to help your body‘ written by Jewel Kat and published by Loving Healing Press.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Loving Healing Press (May 6, 2011)
The story is about Maggie, who enjoys going for walks with her Momma and on each outing, Maggie’s momma will arrange something so Maggie can learn something new from their outing together. This round, Maggie’s momma has arranged for her to meet different people around their neighborhood who uses different ‘assistive devices’ to help them in their daily activities.
The first person Maggie met was Liz, who uses a hearing aid to help her in her daily life. Then she walked on and met David who uses a wheelchair to move around. As they strolled on, Maggie met with many people who has one form or other special needs which required them to use a different device to help them in their daily life.
It was an interesting session as Maggie gets to learn about the different devices used by different people who has different special needs.
At the end of their walk, both mother and daughter recapped on their outing and Maggie was being reminded by her momma that not everyone is comfortable to talk about their disabilities. Therefore, Maggie was told to be respectful and mindful when asking about someone’s disabilities and their ‘asssitive devices’.
This is such a lovely book in explaining why certain people with disabilities requires special devices to help them along in their life. Young children will have better understanding why some people requires certain ‘assistive devices’ and why some don’t.
My son who is a preschooler, asked me a few questions too as he has not encounter anyone who has disabilities and the needs to use the various assistive devices. He was curious to know more about ‘special needs’ too as he don’t get to meet this group of people very often. Thus, this book provide a good introduction about disabilities and the needs to have special equipment.
I have received the above book to facilitate my review from Parent Reviewers and I was not compensated in any other forms for this post. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.