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The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along Series        

“Top Five Character Education Series” —Booklist

“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.” —Library Media Connection

Our Learning to Get Along series of early childhood books helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life situations, lots of diversity, and concrete examples make these read-aloud books appropriate for childcare settings, schools, and the home. Each book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce the skills and ideas being taught.  Each book: 40 pp., color illust., S/C, 9" x 9". Ages 4–8. $10.95 each, bilingual editions $12.45 each.

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Cool Down and Work Through Anger
The newest addition to the Free Spirit Learning to Get Along series of social stories, Cool Down and Work Through Anger helps children learn to behave responsibly toward themselves and others as they develop the skills of anger management. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again. For all homes, childcare settings, and primary classrooms as well as special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum.


Accept and Value Each Person book cover

Accept and Value
Each Person

Be Careful and Stay Safe book cover

Be Careful
and Stay Safe

Be Honest and Tell the Truth book cover

Be Honest
and Tell the Truth

Be Polite and Kind book cover

Be Polite
and Kind

Join In and Play book cover

Join In
and Play

Know and Follow Rules book cover

Know and Follow

Listen and Learn book cover

Listen and

Reach Out and Give book cover

Reach Out
and Give

Respect and Take Care of Things book cover

Respect and Take
Care of Things

Share and Take Turns book cover

Share and Take

Talk and Work It Out book cover

Talk and Work
It Out

Try and Stick with It book cover

Try and Stick
with It

Understand and Care book cover

Understand and

When I Feel Afraid book cover

When I Feel


Special Savings!

Order all 15 books in English or all six bilingual editions and save 27%!

New Bilingual Editions       



Common Core

Head Start
The Learning to Get Along® series supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

Learning to Get Along Series Interactive Software        

Fifteen of the Learning to Get Along books in a talking book format with word definitions, summary pages, assessments, and teacher management tools.

The Learning to Get Along Series Interactive Software CD coverPraised by parents, embraced by educators, fifteen of the Learning to Get Along series are available in one kid-friendly software package (for Windows only). Teachers can choose which books to make available to each child, manage audio features, and track students’ progress. Children follow along or read on their own, using a special highlight feature to click and hear word definitions. A sequence of questions follows each book; test results are stored for teacher review in individual student files. Designed for classroom use, yet equally useful at home. User’s Guide included. Developed in association with Attainment Company.

Software disc and 24-page user’s guide with printable PDF, Windows and Mac, touch-screen and single-switch compatible. For grades K–3.

$99.95. School pack—5 copies: $249.95.