Otto Learns About His Medicine

The tune-up metaphor offers a non-threatening way for children to learn about medical check-ups.

Otto Learns About His Medicine

by Matthew Galvin
Magination Press, $14.95; for ages 4-8
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All children are a bit apprehensive about doctors. To put your child at ease, read him the story of Otto, a fidgety young car. The author likens a hyperactive child to a car in need of a tune-up.

Otto can't remember important information, and he can't focus long enough to learn how to drive. The tune-up metaphor offers a non-threatening way for children to learn about medical check-ups, and they'll see how medication can help them "run" better.

TAGS: ADHD Medication and Children, Children's Books,

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