Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. In simple words and inviting illustrations, this book teaches children about respect, responsibility, and stewardship. They learn to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, ask permission to use other people's things, and practice basic environmental awareness. Made to be read aloud, this book also includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions to share, games to play, ideas for responsibility role plays, and tips on storing toys and staying clutter-free. Softcover, 35 pages from Free Spirit.
Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Respect, responsibility, and stewardship are concepts that even young children can relate tobecause they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that dont belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her masters degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children. They live in Laurel, Maryland.
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