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.” Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
|Publisher:||Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.|
|Series:||Free Spirit Best Behavior Series|
|Edition description:||Ages 4-7, Paperback|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Lexile:||AD450L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Words Are Not for Hurting based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Young kids can use helpful books that demostrate proper ways to use words while still working out strong emotions internally.
This book has some big words. I would read this to children ages 2 to 6. It has some very important things in it. It teaches children that you get to choose what to say and how to say it. It says that there are helpful words and gives examples of helpful phrases. It also gives examples of hurtful phrases. It teaches the children things to say after they say negative things that make a person feel bad and makes them feel bad for saying it.
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.