Using Children’s Literature to Learn about Disabilities and Illness

Joan K. Blaska

This book incorporates 10 years of research into a thoughtful guide for parents and professionals to help young children learn about disabilities and illnesses through children's literature
Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Educator's International Press
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781891928246

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$24.95
Hardback
ISBN : 9781891928253

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$34.95

Overview
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Dr. Blaska was concerned that books with characters with disabilities and illnesses were not being incorporated into the curricula in early childhood programs. During a sabbatical she researched this genre of literature, locating books and outlining strategies on how to use the books. She incorporated her research findings into the volume, and this newly revised edition updates these strategies. The book is designed for parents and early childhood professionals to help young children (birth through third grade) learn about disabilities and illnesses through children’s literature, and allow all children to have the opportunity to learn about diversity of ability much like they learn about cultural diversity.

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