Inclusive Stories for Young Children
Lesley Berrington, the author, is NNEB qualified and was a Nursery Owner for 9 years. During this time she found it difficult to find story books featuring characters with disabilities for use in her Nurseries. After further research into this market she wrote ‘A Day at the Zoo’ and ‘Hattie’ was born!
All 4 stories are about friends and family enjoying a day out, the disability is not mentioned in the text. This is important because it is purely incidental and means each character is accepted for who they are and their disability doesn’t matter. Children of all abilities can have fun!
The range now also includes jigsaws, colouring sheets and posters. The feedback from child care providers has been excellent and these resources are now being used in hundreds of Nurseries across the UK.
For more information or to order online please visit: www.hattieandfriends.co.uk
Posted by John Baird at 13:18