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Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar

Best Behavior® Series


“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. Our English-Spanish 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.

“Hands Are Not for Hitting” is a registered trademark of Violence Free Minnesota, and is used with permission.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-310-4
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–7
Guided Reading Level: I
Lexile Measure: 360L (Spanish text)
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 40

Awards for the Best Behavior series:

  • Creative Child Seal of Excellence and Preferred Choice Award
  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products and Best Children’s Product
  • National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Special Needs Award
  • Read America! Selection
  • iParenting Media Hot Award Winner

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