Designed for young children ages 3-5 with autism and/or intellectual delays, If You're Happy and You Know It is an eleven page adapted book (twelve with cover) that comes in a printable .pdf file. This book would be an excellent way to teach emotions to young children who struggle with social cues. It follows the traditional song and the pictures are of fairies displaying the appropriate emotion. This book goes deeper into how different emotions feel to a child and what the child can do when he/she has these feelings.
Once printed, I suggest you laminate the individual pages for reading. I've also included matching pieces for vocabulary words I have chosen to highlight in the text. This book focuses on the fringe words: happy, angry, excited, sad, scared and surprised. More specific instructions are included for creating your adapted book to last several school years.
This book coordinates with my Fairy Emotions Vocabulary Folder Game for Early Childhood Special Education
This book is included in my Songs and Fingerplays Adapted Book Bundle: 8 Adapted Books
Adapted books would also be good resources for any young learner, an early childhood special education classroom, simple literacy or math centers for preschool and prekindergarten classrooms and home schoolers who are teaching students with unique abilities. Because the principles of teaching vocabulary are very similar for both language delayed children with special needs and new English learners, my books are also an excellent resource for an ELL/ELD/EFL classroom for young children. Created by Miss Kim Designs for the unique learners in your life.
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