Does your child have a friend, family member or classmate who has Down syndrome? Would you like your child or the children in your classroom to understand more about Down syndrome? Are you looking for an engaging way to start a dialogue about Down syndrome? This book uses a simple ABC format to teach about Down syndrome. With delightful illustrations, this book teaches, from a child’s perspective, the typical traits that many people with Down syndrome share. Encourage discussions of how you or people you love might be like the child in this book. You might compare and contrast how the child in this book is similar or different from a person you know with Down syndrome. This book provides wonderful opportunities to discuss how to be a friend of a child with Down syndrome. The simple action plan at the conclusion of the book will help give guidance to a child who wants to be a friend of someone with Down syndrome. I believe knowledge helps break down barriers and encourages kindness and patience. Helping children understand Down syndrome and genetic differences at a young age is powerful. Reading this book will change the life of your child and the lives of people with genetic differences that your child meets now and in the future. D is for Down Syndrome is a children’s picture book in an ABC format. With delightful illustrations, this book teaches typical traits that many people with Down syndrome share. The book uses child-friendly language and is narrated by a 6-year-old with Down syndrome. D is for Down Syndrome provides an entertaining way to start a simple educational discussion about Down syndrome.
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