"Center time was one of the things I hated most. They should call it "crazy loud time." ..... Grace could draw trees that don't look like lollipops. Her trees look like real trees. And she can make a rhyme with any word you say. But she has a voice that hurts my ears. It makes my insides rattle. I felt like pushing her away from my ears to make her stop talking "into" me when she was playing her rhyming game. page 12"
"Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?", by Jennifer Veenendall,is a fantastic book to share with your own children, with friends, with classrooms at school or church, and even with adults that frequently interact with a child that has sensory issues.
The pictures in this book are very cute. The written content is concise, yet effective in touching on just how sensory processing disorders can manifest in a school room. I read it to my 5 year old son, and he was losing interest halfway through. So I would say ages 6 or 7 and up would be more likely to enjoy reading this book with you.
At the end of the book, there is a page about just what sensory processing disorder is. There is a page of suggested discussion questions to share with a child or group of children. Questions such as: "Do you think Izzy was trying to be naughty or to get someone to pay more attention to her....?" And to wrap it up there are pages that include resources for parent or teachers, useful websites, and recommended children's books, many of which I plan on checking out!
I would say this book is worth your time, esp. if you ever work with, or parent a child whose sensory systems are working overtime.
Ms. Veenendall also has another book entitled "Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success".