Learning about our differences can be a powerful way for children to see from another person’s point of view. I encourage all parents to introduce some of these books or others like these to their children and use these stories as a reference when children bring up differences in school, particularly with special needs classmates. Because how great would it be if it were OUR child who can reach out like MacKenzie in The Friendship Puzzle?! The Friendship Puzzle and My Brother Charlie are a particularly powerful combination for anyone who has a sibling or classmate with autism and would be a great pair of books for any child starting kindergarten.
Second Hand Saturday is a new weekly feature for me and this is my second time posting on it. As I mentioned in my first post, it was started by the blog Reading Teen as a weekly contest to clear out the bookshelves, and many other blogs jumped on board. I am late to this party, but happy to be attending. Thank you Reading Teen!