(Hands Are Not for Hitting)
by Martine Agassi, Ph.D.; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
In this gentle, encouraging book, psychologist Martine Agassi helps young children understand that they are capable of positive, loving actions. Especially at an age when children are interacting more with others and starting school, they need to know that hitting is unacceptable.
Simple words and warm, inviting full-color illustrations reinforce the underlying concepts: that violence is never OK and kids can learn to manage their anger. The words tell—and pictures show—the many wonderful things kids can do with their hands instead of hitting.
Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations kids can relate to. A special section at the end includes additional discussion ideas, tips, and info adults and kids can read together. This bilingual edition includes all of the children’s text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages. Click for sample pages from the book. For ages 4-7. (40 pp.)