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Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book

Best Behavior® Series


Children are known for speaking their minds. We can’t expect them to watch every word, but we can help them understand that their words affect other people. We can gently guide them to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful, and to say two very important words—“I’m sorry”—when hurtful words come out before they can stop them.

Words Are Not for Hurting helps little ones learn big ideas: they are responsible for what they do and say; their actions and words affect others; and they can make positive choices. Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations make it perfect for reading aloud one-on-one or in small groups. The book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-155-1
Interest Level: Ages 1–4
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7" x 7"
Page Count: 24

Praise for Words Are Not for Hurting
“Not only fun for you and your little ones to cuddle up with at bedtime (or any other time for that matter), but [these titles] also teach the importance of using words in respectful and loving ways, and in ways that resolve conflict instead of escalating it. Heinlen’s illustrations will capture a child’s imagination as she gazes at an assorted mixture of children from many races.”—

“A useful tool for the classroom.”—Children’s Literature

Awards for Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book:

  • Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence
  • iParenting Media Awards “Hottest Products” Winner
  • National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval Winner
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner
  • Dr. Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toy Products Winner
  • Read, America! Selection

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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