Teeth Are Not for Biting

Teeth Are Not for Biting

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by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen
     
 

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“Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives… See more details below

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“Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

The companion to our best-selling Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book, Teeth Are Not for Biting gives reasons why children might want to bite. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they’re hungry, tired, cranky, frustrated, angry, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. Author Elizabeth Verdick suggests positive things children can do instead of biting: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

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"It's not always an easy feat to teach little ones about morals and the difference between right and wrong. But great news for you author Elizabeth Verdick is her to help you...”—Baby Let's Shop blog

Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Winner

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Children's Literature
A child biting is something that many daycare, preschool teachers and parents encounter and since it is unacceptable behavior, there is a real need for books like this one. The text makes its point that the purpose of teeth is to help you chew and that they are not for biting other people. Biting hurts. Parents and caregivers are give advice as to how to respond to both the child that has been bitten and the biter. The important point made is to determine the cause of biting and not to overreact�teeth hurting, frustration, anger, fatigue, are some of the reasons kids bite. Suggestions are made as to how to respond and better yet, how to head off the potential behavior problem before it starts. A useful book for public and personal libraries. 2003, Free Spirit, Ages 1 to 4.
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575421285
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
Best Behavior
Edition description:
Board Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
50,928
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
AD210L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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