How do you explain to a child with Autism why people are wearing masks or why they can't hug their friends? How about that they need to social distance?
Not if you have the wonderful picture storybooks created by Tara Tuchel, founder of Autism Little Learners.
Tara is a speech/language pathologist in Minnesota who has specialised in autism for the past 20 years. She has created a series of picture books to help explain situations to children with Autism.
We fell in love with her COVID19 series and just had to share them -
They include picture storybooks that explain topics like Coronavirus, wearing masks, social distancing.
They have titles like:
- What is social distancing?
- Seeing people wearing masks
- Putting a mask on my toys
- Masks, face shields and gloves, oh my!
- Why does my therapist look different?
- Why does my doctor look different?
- Going back to school
- Riding the bus during COVID-19
- Greeting my teachers and friends
- Wearing a mask at school
- Getting a haircut during COVID-19
There are many other books on other topics as well as fun activities to do at home and with therapists.
See Tara's Speech and Language Resources