For disabled children and their families

Haylee's Friends (Amazon e-book) 

Haylee's Friends is a story book which explains cerebral palsy to young children. It was written by Emma Birch, whose daughter Molly has cerebral palsy, and Molly’s occupational therapist Michelle Rundle. 

Fun In The Sun (free PDF download)

Illustrated early years storybook featuring Peg Ted and Mikki Dolly showing how being tube-fed doesn't stop children having fun. 2012.

Jacob’s Traffic Jam (free PDF download)

This illustrated storybook helps explain cerebral palsy to young children and how messages in a child’s brain can sometimes get “stuck in traffic”… 2012

Wizzy and the street (free PDF download)

Children's book written by author with cerebral palsy, Anthony Ridgway.

Celine’s New Splints (free PDF download)

Child’s foldout story booklet about Celine, who wears leg splints.

Children in the Picture: inclusive storybooks

A list of published books which contain illustrations, storylines or both, that includes disabled children.

Play resources

Games All Children Can Play

Games All Children Can Play shows how disabled and non-disabled children can play together. All of the games use simple and easy to use equipment which can be carried conveniently in a sports bag. It is intended for families and group leaders who work in any play setting with disabled and non-disabled children. 2007.

Play Talks

This pack contains fun ways to promote communication through play for disabled children under five who have additional needs and is a useful resource for parents and early years professionals alike. 2004.

Our staff have written several books to help professionals and parents who work with disabled children.

Books for professionals

Including Children with Cerebral Palsy in the Foundation Stage (Inclusion)

A4 book written by Lindsay Brewis, former Head of Scope Early Years. Full of practical tips to include children with cerebral palsy. ISBN 9781906029227

Working with parents: Of Children with Additional Needs (Inclusion)

A4 book written by Jackie Logue, Training Manager of Scope Essential Disability team, to encourage partnership working between parents of children with additional needs and professionals who help them. ISBN 9781408112533

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Children's storybooks

Scope's In the Picture campaign raises awareness of the need to include disabled children in the books they read. Check out our list of great books with disabled characters on Pinterest.

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Children's books with disabled characters