Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Showing respect, responsibility, and stewardship are social skills that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. In both English and Spanish, this book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where items belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes a special section for adults with discussion questions, games, responsibility role plays, and tips on storing toys and staying clutter-free.
Praise for Respect and Take Care of Things
“These titles are great starting points for discussions about the expectations in your own home, or to reinforce what’s being taught at school. They also tie in very nicely with character education.”—Kate Winn, This Mom Loves blog
“It would be wonderful if these and the other lovely books in the Learning to Get Along series could be dropped from the air by the thousands over every city and town throughout the world.”—Catholic Parent
Praise for the series
“Top Five Character Education Series”—Booklist
“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.”—Library Media Connection
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.
BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9
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