Feet Are Not for Kicking

Feet Are Not for Kicking
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781575427263

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"Look at those feet! Aren’t they sweet?” Yes—when they’re walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people! In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

Feet are Not for Kicking

Feet are Not for Kicking
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1575421585

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Shows the good things that toddlers can do with their feet including walking, jumping, and climbing--but not kicking. On board pages.

Hands Are Not for Hitting

Hands Are Not for Hitting
Author: Martine Agassi
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781575427782

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It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand. Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Words Are Not for Hurting Las palabras no son para lastimar

Words Are Not for Hurting   Las palabras no son para lastimar
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2009-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1575428318

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With gentle encouragement, this book teaches children that they can think before speaking, choose what to say and how to say it, and find positive ways to respond when others use unkind words. The importance of saying “I’m sorry” is reinforced. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Waiting Is Not Forever

Waiting Is Not Forever
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-12-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781631984686

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With the newest paperback addition to the Best Behavior® series, children develop strategies to make waiting less frustrating and learn that patience is a virtue. Children are often waiting—for the school bus, their turn on the slide, or their birthday—and waiting can be frustrating! But learning to be patient and developing self-control will equip children with tools for success in school and in social settings. With vivid illustrations and simple strategies, this reassuring book helps children learn to delay gratification and make waiting more fun without relying on electronics. With her trademark mix of empathy and encouragement, author Elizabeth Verdick provides activities and ideas for children—like observing the world around them, inventing new games, and anticipating what’s to come—that can be adapted for any situation. In this addition to the best-selling Best Behavior series, children will learn how to avoid boredom and replace whining words with waiting words: “This will be worth the wait!” A section for adults includes tips and activities to foster patience in children. Best Behavior® Series The Best Behavior® series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages baby to preschool, and a longer, more in-depth paperback for ages four to seven. Bilingual board books and paperback editions are available for select titles. Kids, parents, and teachers love these award-winning books. All include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

Voices Are Not for Yelling

Voices Are Not for Yelling
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781575425108

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As parents and teachers know, yelling comes naturally to children. This friendly, encouraging book, geared to preschool and primary children, introduces and reinforces where and when to use an “indoor voice” or an “outdoor voice.” In classic Best Behavior style the author tells young readers, “Your voice is a powerful tool. How you use it is up to you.” Vivid illustrations show the times and places for an indoor voice, the ways people ask us to quiet our voices, and times when yelling might occur. “What happens if you’re mad or frustrated or really, really excited? Your voice gets louder and LOUDER.” But yelling hurts people’s ears and feelings. Children learn that they can quiet their voice and use their words to talk about a problem. “Think before you yell, and use your words well!” Includes a special section for parents and caregivers with activities and discussion starters. The Best Behavior series uses simple words and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages baby–preschool, and a longer, more in-depth paperback for ages 4–7. Kids, parents, and teachers love these award-winning books. All include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

Pacifiers Are Not Forever

Pacifiers Are Not Forever
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2007-07-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781575427188

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For many young children, giving up the pacifier is a major milestone. This board book offers warm, comforting words and pictures to ease the transition and make it a positive experience for kids and grown-ups alike. The focus is on minimizing stress and drama, dealing with feelings of loss and frustration, finding fun things to do without a pacifier, and finally being pacifier-free. Includes helpful tips for parents.

Worries Are Not Forever Las preocupaciones no duran para siempre

Worries Are Not Forever   Las preocupaciones no duran para siempre
Author: Elizabeth Verdick
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-01-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781631984730

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New English-Spanish bilingual edition gives young children strategies to ease anxieties and worries and feel better again. Everyone feels worried or anxious at times, and young children are no exception. Friendly and supportive, this bilingual English-Spanish book explains what worries are and how it feels to be worried, assuring children that lots of kids—and grown-ups too—feel worried. Children learn that there are many ways to help their worries go away: “Guess what? You are bigger than your worries. You can learn to make your worries smaller and smaller and smaller.” Talking about worries, moving around, keeping hands busy, breathing deeply, getting a big hug, and thinking good thoughts are all ways for children to cope with worries. A special section for adults in both languages offers activities and discussion starters for home, school, and child care. Best Behavior® Bilingual Series The Best Behavior® bilingual series uses simple words in English and Spanish and delightful full-color illustrations to guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages baby to preschool and a longer, more in-depth paperback for ages four to seven. Kids, parents, and teachers love these award-winning books. All include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.