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Where is up, where is down? Are you in your house or out?
Is your friend standing in front of the tree or behind it?
These are just a few phrases that My Up and Down and All Around Book inspires. Playful, color photographs by Marjorie Pitzer in the style of her popular I Can, Can You? help introduce young children to many of the most frequently used prepositions--words that tell something about location or time.
Children with Down syndrome who typically experience speech and language delays can take a little longer to master the use of prepositions than their peers. Kids up to age six will love this little book, and so will their parents who know that it offers fun and practice!
Facing pages feature many opposites--Before and After; Above and Below, for example--and corresponding pictures of toddlers and preschoolers with Down syndrome illustrate the concept behind the words. Take this sturdy board book to school, to the park, or in the car. Families and classmates will have hours of fun reading the book aloud and thinking up phrases that use these key words...
... Did you ride your bike before lunch or after?
... Is my hat on or off?
... Are you sitting next to your buddy or in between two friends?
"From the author of I Can, Can You?, Marjorie W. Pitzer, an early intervention specialist who has worked with infants and toddlers with developmental delays for over twenty years, has once again created a board book that will be a welcome addition for any library collection. My Up & Down & All Around Book will teach children about prepositions with its colorful photographs, taken by Pitzer, of children playing off and on, up and down , and in and out, which will capture the interest of children from birth to 6 years. On the last page of the book, Libby Kumin PhD, CCC-SLP, an internationally-known expert in speech and language development in children with Down syndrome, provides instruction on how to use this book as a tool to teach prepositions. Kumin suggests a variety of every day activities to enhance what is presented in the book.
The pictures of children with Down syndrome make My Up & Down & All Around Book valuable for a broader audience. While most board books reach an age range of birth to 3, this book with pictures of children slightly older will appeal to those children with developmental delays. My Up & Down & All Around Book would be a welcome addition to consumer medical libraries that offer books to the pediatric population."--CAPHIS Consumer Connections
Marjorie W. Pitzer, MEd, is an Early Intervention Specialist and has worked with infants and toddlers with developmental delays for over twenty years. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on early intervention and disabilities at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and presents at conferences at the state level in early intervention and early childhood. Photography has been her lifelong passion.
With a User's Guide by Libby Kumin. Ages birth to 6
16 pages. 2008
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