Posts Tagged ‘books’

A great resource I want to share: Quotes for Kids

I met an amazing woman the other day.  Her name is Lisa Meyer and she wrote the book called Quotes for Kids: Today’s Interpretations of Timeless Quotes Designed to Nurture the Young Spirit.

I think this book is a great resource for social skills, communication, life skills, etc. for our kiddos with autism and for typical kids, too.  Here’s an excerpt from her website:

It all began in my early teens when my father gave a book to me. I devoured the quotations like a sponge and memorized all of my favorites. I still have that very same book! And, I still love quotations. When it came time for me to write and self-publish my own book, I gathered my favorite quotations and added explanations for them along with simple illustrations to help create a clear interpretation of each quote. That’s how Quotes for Kids was born! (My presentation tells the rest of that story – there’s much more to it!) My goal is to kindle a love for quotations in young people today to warm their hearts and to help them make good choices for a lifetime.

I don’t know how your kids are, but my kiddos like quotations once they know what they mean.  I have a copy of the book and the reproducible workbook, and am looking forward to going through them with my kids this summer.

If you want to look at this book on amazon, and buy it, use this link will take you there.  It is my amazon affiliate link, so I will make a commission off of your order.  Just sayin’.

Regardless, it’s a good book.  I highly recommend it.

Really? An author with autism?

My boy and I were in the library when we happened to see the book Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammett.

I told my son, “Hey, look that that book!  The author has autism.”

My son stopped in his tracks.  He looked at the book and picked it up.

“Do you like this?” he asked.

“Yes, I do.  I’ve read it.”

He proceeded to read the back of the book. He looked very thoughtful.

“I have that book, if you want to borrow it.”

“Oh.”

He put the book back, and we walked on out of the library.

“You know that you have autism, right?” I asked.

“Mmm hmmm.”

“You could write a book someday too, if you want, or do anything else you want to do.”

“I know!”

We have always been open about my sons’ autism in our home.  We figure that they are going to know that they are different somehow, and rather than shock them with the news we will just embrace the differences with humor and hope.

I am hopeful, because my son seems to believe in himself.  I hope that he continues as life changes throughout middle school, high school, and adulthood.

What are things you do to instill self confidence and hope in your kiddos,
“spectrum” or not?