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Recommended books?

gthallgthall Member Posts: 3
edited September 2014 in Education and learning
Hi all, our local parent and carer group has been given £500 by our council to buy some books for our new play and sensory centre. Just wondering if anyone on here can recommend any "must haves" We are trying to avoind having too many books on autism as we've had a few second hand ones given to us and we don't want to appear too biased in that direction.
many thanks



  • ASDKidsGrowUpASDKidsGrowUp Member Posts: 1
    Books that my autistic son returned to time & again might count as 'must-haves': The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Owl Babies, Winnie the Witch, Mummy Laid an Egg, Mr Men & Little Miss books, Peace at Last, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Elmer, Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum, Five Minutes' Peace, Room on the Broom, The Tiny Seed, Mister Magnolia, Princess Smartypants, Oliver's Vegetables, The Whales' Song...
  • HeatherHeather Member Posts: 171 Listener
    Aliens Love UnderPants series,the Gruffalo series, There was an old woman who swollowed a fly, etc by Classic Books with Holes from Child's Play, Shark in The Park by Nick Sharratt, All Afloat on Noah's Boat by Tony Mitton and any Thomas the Tank Engine, Chuggingtons, Postman Pat, Fireman Sam. We are snowed under with books! Enjoy
  • gthallgthall Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2014
    So sorry for misleading you, but I was looking at books for the parent / carers that are helpful when looking after their special kiddies. Thanks very much for your suggestions tho, we will be getting some kiddies books in too
  • gthallgthall Member Posts: 3
    PS re: the old woman that swallows a fly - there's a fab freeby software on the Priory Woods website for this story - the easy version you just click / use a switch or the harder one you drag the fly etc into her mouth - really good!
  • BombproofBombproof Member Posts: 3
    Fingers and Thumbs- Toys and Activities for Children with Hand Problems by Roma Lear is full of really good - and cheap - ways of improving hand function.
  • Natasha BrownNatasha Brown Member Posts: 112 Courageous
    edited September 2015 has a starter list
    i would add

    Sarah Newman: Small Steps Forward: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs (Second Edition)

    Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child With a Disability
    Robert A. Naseef
  • HANDLEHANDLE Member Posts: 4
    The Fabric Of Autism by Judith Bluestone is invaluable.
    A woman with Autism, she designed an approach to help herself, and later, others, with learning challenges. HANDLE; Holistic Approach to Neuro-Development and Learning Efficiency has proven effective in helping people with Autism, Aspergers, Learning Difficulties, ADHD, PDD, Tourettes, Traumatic brain injuries, Dyslexia, Memory and organisational disorders and many more.
    There is a clinic in Brighton and we offer training to parents and professionals. The next training is 3-5th August in Brighton. or
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