All people are different. Some are tall, some are short. Many people can only see with glasses. People are used to this. Some differences stand out more. For example, we notice a child who can only move around in a wheelchair. However, differences do not make anyone worse than others. Differences make life interesting! People whose differences are visible to everyone can also learn and practice what they like. All children can perform to others what they have learned.
Maia is a special girl. Let’s see how her performance went.
Maia is a third grade girl. She has to go to gymnastics and to speech therapy once a week. Maia also loves to sing. That is why she also attends a music class. Students in the music class practice playing instruments, sing and play games.
The school’s spring party is coming up. Children practise to perform for their parents at the spring party. Unfortunately, the music teacher does not want to let Maia perform. She thinks Maia is too different from other children.
Another teacher explains to the music teacher that Maia has been practising hard. Every child must be able to perform and show what they have learned. No one should be excluded because they are different.
The music teacher lets Maia perform. All the children of the music class can perform together at the spring concert.
Maia sings in a children’s choir and plays the flute. Maia does well. Everyone is delighted at the spring concert.