I have a special needs student in my classroom who is developmentally about 3-4 years old. I talked with my kids at the beginning of the year about how he may act different (like a younger brother/sister) and about ways we can help him. We talked about how he may be very impulsive and how he may copy what others do. We had a really great discussion on how to be good role models for him (especially since he mimics behavior) and how to play with him etc. They were very tolerant and accepting of his differences. My kids did so well with him up to Christmas break!! Now my kids are just mean and rude to him. I had a little regrouping session with them where we discussed things again...but that did nothing. I think part of it is that they are obviously maturing much faster than he is. I feel really bad for him because he really likes his classmates and he LOVES to play with them...but they don't want anything to do with him. How can I change this?? Are there any good books or activities I could do with them to help them be more accepting?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!