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Old 09-08-2020, 06:47 PM
 
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I have a great kiddo in my class with Downs. Does anyone have any recommendations for a book that explains this to the younger kids? I teach Kindergarten and this boy is new to most of them.

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I honestly don't think you need a book. The kids will accept this boy as he is, without any specific explanation.
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I agree with YCK.
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No real explanation is necessary. Most of the time, they can most likely see that something is different. If you do, Be sure to speak with the parents first-some parents might get upset to have their child's disability highlighted even for good reason and explained in a positive way. It could be considered a violation of his HIPPA/FERPA/ADA rights.

Kinders will accept him in that 'everyone is different' kind of way they have.

P.S. There is no S in the first word-either with or without the apostophre.
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Hard to get used to "Down Syndrome". Years and years ago, like 25, I had a student "mainstreamed" as we used to say. The kids really didn't care but they did notice behavior, which was an issue. Parents of other children were more of a difficulty back then.
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Thanks for the feedback. All is going well in the class. GreT kid, supportive parents and lots of kids wanting to help and learn.


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My niece has Down Syndrome. She also has a typically developing twin. My sister always provides a q&a for other students since she has a sister in the same grade who looks so different. Everyone loves her and treats her well. However, her twin was very offended for her when someone questioned why she was still in pull-ups, I think the main things asked by kids are- can they catch it, can she learn and can they be her friend. Our twins light up the family
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