Synopses & Reviews
Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, like all young children, want to discover their world and take on new experiences. I Can, Can You? is a delightful board book full of babies and toddlers with Down syndrome going about the business of their lives. Presented in crisp, uncluttered, full-color photographs, these children swim, take a bottle, share, eat spaghetti, laugh, play in the park, and more...looking adorable all the while! I Can, Can You? is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. As your child sits on your lap and you read to him, he'll see other children with Down syndrome modeling some things he can do and some which he will soon do. Reinforce your child's abilities ("Look at the baby holding her own bottle. You can do that!") and encourage the possibilities ("Do you see the baby taking off his socks? Can you pull off your socks? I'm sure you can!"). What's more, as you read to your child and as he plays with the book and turns the pages, he will gain important pre-reading skills. This wonderful book will be reassuring to families with a new baby with Down syndrome and makes a great gift. Daycare centers, hospitals, infant-toddler programs, libraries, pediatric practices, and support groups will want to have I Can, Can You? available for the families they serve.
An inspirational board book featuring babies and toddlers with Down syndrome doing a variety of activities they enjoy taking a bottle, smiling in the mirror, swimming, eating spaghetti, playing with a sibling. The rhythmic, repetitive text echoes the pictures, and is perfect for parents to read aloud to children. A positive portrait for children and their parents.