It only takes 26 letters to make millions of words. Some are short, some are long, some are kind, and some are not. The older children get, the more words they know and can use--including hurtful words. This book is written especially for ages 4-7, a time of growing vocabularies and increasing social interaction. Children learn that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. They explore simple, positive ways to respond when others say hurtful things to them. They discover the power of saying "I'm sorry" when their words hurt someone else. Made to be read aloud, this book uses age-appropriate vocabulary and delightful illustrations to teach little ones big ideas. A special section at the end includes activities and discussion starters for home, school, and childcare.
The older children get, the more words they know and can useincluding 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 "Im sorry." Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
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 childrens 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.
"This cheerful, instructive title highlights the power of words."School Library Journal
"This is a must-have for every home and classroom. The author shares some excellent tips and ideas of how to further educate your child about the power of their words."Chasing Supermom blog
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