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Gentle Hands

Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning

illustrated by Ashley Barron

La, la, la! Shake up your story time with these twelve sing-along songs based on classic tunes kids already know and love. Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning is a beautifully illustrated songbook that teaches important social-emotional skills for everyday life. Favorite songs like “Frère Jacques” and “B-I-N-G-O” get turned on their heads with new, easy-to-remember lyrics offering lessons on:
  • how to manage anger
  • asking for help
  • what to do when you’re afraid
  • being a good friend
  • when to use a quiet voice
  • and many others!
A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to use these fun songs to share social-emotional skills with young children. Digital content includes downloadable sheet music for all songs.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-210-1
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 3–8
Guided Reading Level: I
Lexile Measure: 430L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 11.25" x 9.25"
Page Count: 32
Digital Content: Includes downloadable sheet music for all songs.
Praise for Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning:

"An ideal addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections."—Children’s Bookwatch

Download sheet music and sound files for each of the songs in the book.

  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, MS.6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.3, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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June 14, 2021 / MP
5 stars for Gentle Hands

The songs are fun to sing and easy for children to learn. It’s such a great way to teach social-emotional skills.


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