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5 Books About Children With Disabilities To Read To Your Kids
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  • Has your child ever asked you about a person with disability? It's natural for them to be curious when they see someone who appears or behaves differently. As a parent, it’s important to be prepared on how to address this kind of scenario. The following books can be of help in discussing with your kids about different abilities, inclusion, and acceptance.  

    Ang Madyik Silya ni Titoy

    Written by Russell Molina, available at Pumplepie Books and Happiness, Php99 

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    This book shows how a child’s imagination can help him look beyond his limitations. In his mind, Titoy’s "magical" wheelchair can change into a car, a train, or even an airplane that takes him to different wonderful places. Let your child join Titoy’s amazing adventures while learning about physical disabilities and overcoming challenges in life.  


    Written by Augie Rivera, available at Pumplepie Books and Happiness, Php99

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    Xilef is the first ever children’s book about understanding and accepting someone with the learning disorder, dyslexia. Felix, the kid in the story, has difficulties reading but gradually overcomes them through the help of his tutor, and eventually learns how to read properly. 

    Pitong Tsinelas

    Written by Divine Reyes, available at Tahanan Books, Php350 

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    Pitong Tsinelas is a story about coming together as one by normalizing diversity. It also focuses on accepting others despite our differences, whether it's in physical appearance, background, or cultures.   


    Written by Lauren Macaraeg, available at Pumplepie Books and Happiness, Php99.75

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    This is a story about Popoy and DJ’s "cinemagical" friendship. Once a week, they rush home to create magical movies in their backyard, proving that Popoy’s blindness will never stop them from enjoying the little joys of life. 

    Inside Daniel’s Head

    Written by Joji Santos, available at Pumplepie Books and Happiness, Php275

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    Daniel’s head and mind is full of jumbled ideas, plans and feelings, likes and dislikes, and colors that are sometimes directed to uncontrollable tempers and tantrums. This book is written to give awareness about how complex the mind of people with autism are. 

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