Today, I welcome Sara Roberts, a guest poster from Just Eyewear.
Best Books for Little Ones in Glasses
Every adult will agree that a little kid with glasses is as cute as a button. However, sometimes the little ones don't see themselves in such an endearing light. Other children can sometimes be cruel and quick to point out their differences, so it’s up to us as adults to make the little ones feel comfortable in their hip and happening glasses.
Media is one of the best opportunities to educate children on the importance and stylish appeal of wearing glasses, with books being the most intimate form of positive reinforcement. Reading inspiring stories together of kids who wear glasses removes the stigma and replaces it with a sense of cool and personal pride, just the way it ought to be.
Books About Children With Glasses
Even if your child does not wear glasses, there are many wonderful books out there to open his mind regarding friends and siblings who need a little ocular help. I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, by Kathryn Heling, is a heart warming story about a little girl who wishes she had a pair of glasses like her best friend because "they make her look so beautiful". Kids need to learn than our differences should be celebrated and admired, a skill that will take them far in life when they grow up.
Fancy Nancy Spectacular Spectacles, by Jane O’Connor, is a story about Nancy taking an eye test at the optometrist's office, and relating her new experience before her schoolmates in class. Nancy explains how the eye chart test works and how her new glasses "are like magic". This simple illustration goes a long way with teaching little ones about the real world and not to fear a vision exam.
Pinky Sees The World
What Can Pinky See, by Lucy Cousins. It is a lushly illustrated story about a cute pink bunny that puts on a pair of glasses and suddenly sees new and exciting things. In addition to making a positive imprint on young readers who wear glasses, Pinky is an excellent vocabulary builder with interesting places and animals to "see".
Books About Getting or Wearing Glasses
A few additional books that are great to read with your little one in glasses include the following:
• The Pirate of Kindergarten, by George Ella Lyon
• Bumposaurus, by Penny McKinlay and Britta Teckentrup
• Arthur’s Eyes, by Marc Brown (popular Arthur series)
• Don’t I look smart?, by Meredith & Joshua Braunstein
• Bear’s New Glasses, by Martha While
• All The Better To See You With, by Margaret Wild
Sara Roberts is a content contributor for Just Eyewear, a prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses retailer.