Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar (Best Behavior Series)

Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar (Best Behavior Series)

by Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen, Martine Agassi
     
 

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This simple book guides toddlers to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful and to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words come out before kids can stop them. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.See more details below

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This simple book guides toddlers to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful and to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words come out before kids can stop them. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

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Children's Literature
One of the most important lessons young children can learn is how their actions and words affect others. Sometimes this is a hard lesson to teach. This book is a useful tool for the classroom or for parents at home in teaching the difference between kind words and hurtful words and their impact on others. The simple words and vivid illustrations—kids interacting with kids and kids interacting with adults—gently help to convey the message: Words are for helping. In the illustrations, the expressions on kids' faces also help to carry over the message of the text. Even expressions of the dogs and cats, as onlookers, reinforce the text and help readers to understand the effect words have. 2004, Free Spirit Publishing, Ages 3 to 6.
—Kelly Moning
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This cheerful, instructive title highlights the power of words. The focus is on children taking personal responsibility for what they say, as well as thinking before speaking. Communication skills that promote friendship and other key social skills are encouraged. Bright, colorful illustrations convey the messages well via body language and facial expression. Examples expose the negative impact caused by the use of hurtful words and the effective use of the simple, powerful phrase, "I'm sorry." Also included are steps for adults and children to take to get help with a serious problem, such as abuse. This title is similar in scope to Lauren Murphy Payne and Claudia Rohling's We Can Get Along (Free Spirit, 1997), but encompasses a broader range of relationships, along with activity and discussion suggestions for involved adults.-Sharon A. Neal, Immaculata University, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575423111
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Free Spirit Best Behavior Series
Edition description:
Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish , Board Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
378,706
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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