All Children Have Different Eyes is the only picture book to model healthy social development of children with visual impairment while also helping children with normal vision become aware and tolerant of the limitations of kids who have low vision. Realistic characters who live with strabismus (crossed eyes), nystagmus (wobbly eyes), albinism, nearsightedness, cataract, red/green color deficiency, and other conditions confidently model how to: 1) Deal with bullies, 2) Handle mistakes responsibly, 3) Explain their condition, and 4) Take leadership roles. Engaging activities in the back of the book help parents and teachers reinforce the competencies modeled in the story. A free Teacher Guide for grades K-3 at www.lowvisionkids.com integrate the important lessons of the book with educational standards in Reading, Writing, Art and even Physical Education. With this training and awareness, all kids can learn to become better friends rather than exclusive and intolerant classmates and neighbors.
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