In Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross Susan does everything any other little girl does, it is only on the last page that it is revealed that she has to use a wheelchair.
In When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb and Merrilee Lilliard Charley blurts out that a girl who has limb differences is weird before he remember that his mother has taught him different is good. His mother encourages him to talk to the little girl and ask questions and they become friends. A great introduction to kids about how to interact with a child with disabilities.
We used “Miss Funny Face” to discuss emotions and how we can help others when they feel sad or picked on. It’s amazing how much her eyebrows can change her expression.
Another activity where we talked about emotions and how to help our friends feel better.
We will made these cards as an act of kindness to give to someone we love or who needs cheering up.
We’ll also did a group art project on my big white roll of paper to give to my cousin Toni as a thank you! She uses a wheelchair and was our guest storyteller!