Thursday, September 24, 2009
I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer
This is a beautiful photo board-book that features infants and toddlers with Down Syndrome participating in a wide range of different daily activities. Each page shows one large picture of a child doing things like stacking blocks, playing in water, looking at books, and playing in the mirror. The text that accompanies each picture is very repetitive, which is great for little ones in the early stages of book exploration (e.g., "I can take a bath! Can you?", "I can play with blocks! Can you?"). In general, the message of the book is that children with special needs can do all of the same things that children without these needs can do. Where to Buy: This book, and other children's books about special needs, can be purchased at http://www.woodbinehouse.com/.