With this new adventure, I set out to learn about kids in glasses and had the wonderful fortune of finding an excellent and informative community called Little Four Eyes. Bonus: it's founded and managed by a librarian.
Little Four Eyes has a resource page of books depicting children in glasses and other vision needs. Please check it out for your own collection development.
If you're in a library, you probably have the winner of the 2011 Schneider Family Book Award, The Pirate of Kindergarten, which tells the story of a girl with glasses and an eye patch. What else do you have? What are we missing on this page?
This recent picture book by one of my favorite illustrators caught my eye:
|Big Little Brother by Kevin Kling and illustrated by Chris Monroe|
Check out the group's active Facebook and Pintrest pages.
*In our case, he has congenital unilateral cataract. His lens was removed when he was 1 and he currently wears a contact lens with glasses to improve his vision. For more info: Aphakia and Aphakic Yahoo Group.