EXPLAINING DWARFISM TO YOUNG CHILDREN
When a young child asks about a person with a difference, in this case a form of dwarfism, you can easily respond with:
"Everyone is different is some way. That person's bones do not grow exactly the way that yours and mine grow. That is why they are shorter or walk that way. It is kind of like how your hair color or the color of your eyes are not the same as your friends. They are just like you and I, just different in their own way."
"If you are interested in learning more about dwarfism, we can visit a website to learn more."
Visit the Place for Kids section of this website to offer them a better understanding about dwarfism.
*While children are curious, it is important to mention to them that it is not polite to stare because it makes others feel uncomfortable and shows poor character on their part.