Hands Are Not for Hitting (Best Behavior Series)

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Best Behavior Series)

Paperback(Revised and Updated, For Ages 4-7, Paperback)

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Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575423081
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2009
Series: Free Spirit Best Behavior Series
Edition description: Revised and Updated, For Ages 4-7, Paperback
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 86,417
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Martine Agassi, Ph.D., is an award-winning children’s book author and creator of Hands Are Not for Hitting, which inspired Free Spirit Publishing’s Best Behavior series. As a behavioral therapist, she has extensive experience with counseling children and families in schools, residential facilities, foster care, and private practice.

Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-winning children’s book illustrator with the original edition of Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated other books in the Best Behavior series and Free Spirit’s Toddler Tools board book series. As a freelance illustrator and designer, Marieka focuses her work on books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and son.

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Hands Are Not for Hitting 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
JamieMom More than 1 year ago
Excellent book and really brings home the point. After reading this book 3 times, my 2 1/2 yr old boy didn't hit again. It was very effective. Recently our cat hissed and swung at him and my son, now 3, told me to read the 'Hands are not for Hitting' book to the cat! Really!
Fretta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love to teach this lesson to children through these series of books... they are short and to the point
Book_Mountain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This board books doesn't focus on what children cannot do with their hands (hitting) but on everything that they can do. The pictures in the book are bright and colorful, there is no white space on the pages, the texturized backgrounds give the story a familiar feeling to children. They recognize the bricks on the building and the stripes on the wallpaper as things they have seen, which makes it easier to picture themselves in these situations. Children of all races and ethnicities participate in these productive activities. The last page of the book even offers helpful advice to deal with a child that is hitting and constructive ways to channel the anger they are feeling.
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I purchased this book for my son as he moved into an older class in his daycare that had a lot of hitting going on. As we read through this book he knows each page and says to me little things about what I am reading. When I say hands are not for hitting they are for ... he yells hi! and waves his hand hello. He is not even two yet and totally understands. I also recommend Teeth Are Not For Biting by the same author.
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SarahG More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute book that hit home for our 2 1/2 year old about learning not to use hands for hitting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Really helped my son, who has autism, visualize why he should not hit. It explains and illustrates what good things our hands can do.
jtjerry More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book. It is simple, to the point and has wonderful illustrations and colors. I wish there were more of these.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful resource for parents that have children that hit. I was having problems with my 3yr old hitting other children. I believe that this book helped her to understand how hitting makes other people feel and that hands are not for hitting. I would highly recommend this book to parents or caregivers that are having this problem with small children.