“Hands are not for hitting. Hands are for saying hello. . . .” And for playing, creating, helping, working, learning, encouraging, taking care of oneself, and so many more good things.
Now in English and Spanish! Our bilingual books for children include all of the children's text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages.
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 okay, 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.
Recommended for anyone in a caring relationship with a young child; perfect for childcare, preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school classrooms. Made to be read aloud, Hands Are Not for Hitting/Las manos no son para pagar, one of our many bilingual books for children, also includes a special section for adults, with ideas for things to talk about and activities to do together.
For younger children, see the bilingual Hands/Los manos board book geared especially for Toddlers.
Part of the award-winning Best Behavior® series.
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Free Spirit Best Behavior® bilingual editions
40 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 9" x 9", ISBN 978-1-57542-310-4
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