Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior Series)by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen
The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.
The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.”
"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
“... not only fun for you and your little ones to cuddle up with at bedtime (or any other time for that matter), but they also teach the importance of using words in respectful and loving ways, and in ways that resolve conflict instead of escalating it.
“Heinlen’s illustrations will capture a child’s imagination as she gazes at an assorted mixture of children from many races.”—noirbaby.com
“A useful tool for the classroom.”—Children’s Literature
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- Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Free Spirit Best Behavior Series
- Edition description:
- Ages 4-7, Paperback
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
- AD200L (what's this?)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.
Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children’s book illustrator with the award-winning Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.
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This is a great book to work with younger children. So many of the children I work with have been bullied or are bullies themselves. This helps teach children at a young age, that not only can you hurt people physically but what you say to them can hurt just as much and it often takes longer to feel better when someone hurts your feelings.
Title/Series: Words Are Not for Hurting Author: Elizabeth Verdick Pages: 24 pages Copyright Date: 2004 Reading Level: Board Book Version Interest Level: Baby - Preschool Summary: We all use many words each day. This book shows the different kinds of words we use such as loud and soft. It also shows what hurtful words do and what you can do to stop the hurtful words. The last two pages give good tips on how to use this book in starting a positive discussion with a child. The ideas suggested are age appropriate for the baby to preschool audience. Educational: Excellent- the entire "Best Behavior" series promotes positive character building Content: Excellent- words are simple yet powerful, vivid illustrations, great parent discussion and behavior tips Message: Excellent- not only points out the problem with hurtful words but also gives positive ideas (what to do instead, what to do if you didn't stop words), promotes good character traits without preaching the skills Note: The entire board book series "Best Behavior" promotes and teaches positive behavior in an easy to understand way to young children. It gives the child options on how to improve their mistakes. This board book series is intended for the age range baby through preschool. The parent and caregiver tips in the back of the book are intended for this age range. For older children, many titles in the board book series are also available in a more in depth paperback version. These paperback books are approximately 40 pages long and aimed at children 4 to 7 years old. They include the same powerful language and options on what to do if mistakes happen. These books also include parent and caregiver tips. The tips are geared more towards children ages 4 - 7.