As a parent - not a pre-school teacher - I found this book invaluable. When you say "inclusion", it often conjures images of children with "special" needs who are visible from a distance. But intelligence has so many aspects that every child (and every adult, for that matter) has "special needs" in one area or another. This book demystifies the idea of inclusion, stresses the fact that every child has strengths and challenges, and that working to maximize every child's potential reaps incalculable benefits for the entire class. As a father of a 5-year old and a 3-year old, I found their ideas extremely useful. After reading the book, we immediately created a calming corner at home, and a calming box filled with things suggested on page 91. It has become a favorite spot for our children. The other day, our son, struggling with a challenging moment, said, "I need to rest. I am going to the calming corner." Like magic, the tense moment was resolved! The book may look academic, geared toward professionals, but every parent will read it with profit. As the years roll on, the publication of this book will be considered a seminal event in childhood development. Buy it! The book reminds us that inclusion is a big tent. We are all in it.