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Using Literature to Support Diverse Families
2 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
Common Questions and Comments
"I loved all of the book ideas. I don’t really have any in my class and my center is on a budget. Do you know of any ways I can incorporate different books into my classroom without spending too much money?"
We are so glad that you found the books useful for your classroom. I do have a few suggestions. You could contact your local library and see if they can start a book program with your center. You could give them a list of books and they could provide them for you to pick up or even deliver. Another option could be that you could see if any of the families have books they would like to donate or lend to the center. They could have a variety that you didn’t even know about. Lastly, you could create your own with the children in the classroom. They can add pictures and words to the pages and staple them together. I would suggest laminating the pages but it isn’t necessary.
"I have a new child in my classroom who is in a wheelchair. Some of the children have been asking questions about why they need it. Are there any books that I can use to help them understand?"
That’s a great way to help children understand diversity. Here are some that I found that may be helpful in your situation. Some Kids Use Wheelchairs by Lola Schaefer. The Adventures of Wally the Wheelchair: Wally Goes to School by Marty Hartman. Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis. And Danny and the Merry-Go-Round by Nan Holcomb. There are many more books that I didn’t list, you can search for more online.
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