A Family at Work

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Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories.
These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
The Kumars are a hard-working family. Mum has a part-time job at the theatre, Dad looks after the dog and everyone cares passionately about the environment. Everyone pitches in at home. When Dad does a neighbour a good turn by walking her dog for her, it sparks an idea about how to turn a hobby into a small business. Soon the whole family is helping out, advertising and organising the new business and involving the local community in social action to improve the environment. A Family at Work shows how volunteering is not an alternative to employment, but something that can either lead to paid work or bring its own satisfactions. The story and the different roles the family members take can also help young people understand the rewards of responsibility and aspiration to work at an early age.

"Working makes me feel good, it gives me independence and helps pay the bills. These new books will be good to help other people achieve what I have."
- Gary Butler, co-author and expert by experience
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Thinking in pictures
 
People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories.
These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.
 
Age: Teens and Special Needs
 
The Kumars are a hard-working family. Mum has a part-time job at the theatre, Dad looks after the dog and everyone cares passionately about the environment. Everyone pitches in at home. When Dad does a neighbour a good turn by walking her dog for her, it sparks an idea about how to turn a hobby into a small business. Soon the whole family is helping out, advertising and organising the new business and involving the local community in social action to improve the environment. A Family at Work shows how volunteering is not an alternative to employment, but something that can either lead to paid work or bring its own satisfactions. The story and the different roles the family members take can also help young people understand the rewards of responsibility and aspiration to work at an early age.

"Working makes me feel good, it gives me independence and helps pay the bills. These new books will be good to help other people achieve what I have."
- Gary Butler, co-author and expert by experience

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SKU: 510618 - 229