A Message to Parents and Educators
Social and emotional development has a fundamental impact on early childhood. Children gain emotional management, positive conflict resolution, and responsible decision-making. In Alone Bird: A Story About Autism, Tilly Bird is a student with autism. She experiences a few highs and lows throughout her school day. Tilly’s classmates and teacher learn about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), kindness, and inclusion.
Read this story with your child and discuss inclusiveness, fitting in, and kindness. It would also be helpful for your child to put themself in Tilly Bird’s shoes. Ask, “What is your idea of the perfect school day?”