ERIC Number: ED207320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Mainstreaming Children with Special Needs: Using Puppetry, Dramatic Play and Literature to Help Young Children Understand Handicaps.
Hamrin, Jeannie M.
The author presents some affective educational activities for young children who may be in a mainstreamed setting which addresses some of the misconceptions about exceptional people. Hands on interactions using puppetry, dramatic play, and literature are designed to help children: learn about handicaps; learn about aids such as wheelchairs, communication boards, and hearing aids; understand that handicapped persons, though different, still have much in common with others; understand that children who are handicapped are not responsible for their condition; and articulate their fears. A section on literature contains an annotated bibliography of nine books for children and three books for adults which deal with handicaps. A sample dialogue using puppetry is offered in another section along with guidelines for using puppets with young children. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham.