Monday, August 22, 2011

‘Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities’

I had this book titled ‘Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities’ by Jewel Kats which I read first before reading to the kids. It is a learning journey Maggie had with her mummy which was a fun way of learning… Learning can be fun too…

I like the way Maggie’s mummy teach Maggie to understand about disabilities from using the right phrase to address others’ disabilities till understanding their needs. For example, instead of using the word ‘disabilities’ which would be sensitive, Maggie was taught to use the word ‘assistive devices’ . Maggie was taught to ask people with respect by asking “What do you use to help your body?”

Maggie learnt about the following special devices used by different people to assist them in their daily routines:

  • Hearing aid
  • Wheelchair
  • Artificial leg
  • Walker
  • Communication board
  • Cane
  • Guide dog
  • Arm brace
  • Eye patch

Overall, this help Maggie to learn of all the different disabilities each person have and how they go through with their daily routine using tools to assist them to lead to normal life. Each person is special in their own way and need to do things differently. They also need to be respected too like normal people. This book would also help our children to recognize others’ differences with respect and never look down or make fun of others.

Disclosure: As a member of Parent Reviewers' review team, I received the above book for free, courtesy from Loving Healing Press ( I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.