Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las Manos No Son Para Pegar (Best Behavior® Paperback Series) (English and Spanish Edition)

by Martine Agassi Ph.D.

Paperback, 2009



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Free Spirit Publishing (2009), Edition: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish , Ages 4-7, Paperback, 40 pages


Demonstrates that "hands are not for hitting" by suggesting many positive uses for them, such as saying hello, playing, creating, and helping.

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LibraryThing member Miss_Tonya
Simple words and charming pictures invite even the youngest children to use their hands for fun and caring actions and to understand that hitting is never okay.
Source: La Petite Academy
Ages 2-5
LibraryThing member givingtree1
Lovely board book on the topic of keeping your hands to yourself.
LibraryThing member spiritamc
"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
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activities and discussion starters." (Amazon Summary)
4-7 years
Tacoma Public Library-Mottet Branch
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LibraryThing member sarah.vargo
A book to assist with how to deal with emotions in a positive way
LibraryThing member uufnn
From last page in back of book:
Martine Agassi, Ph.D., is a clinical therapist with extensive experience as a behavioral consultant, counseling children and families in schools, residential facilities, foster care, and private practice. She has led workshops and group counseling in communication
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skills, parenting, drug and child abuse prevention, divorce, and self-esteem. Martine, her husband, and their daughter live in Fallbrook, California, with their dog Toby.
Marieka Heinlen is the illustrator of the award-winning Best Behavior(tm) series of books for young children that includes Teeth Are Not for Biting, Feet Are Not for Kicking, Tails Are Not for Pulling, Germs Are Not for Sharing, and Hands Are Not for Hitting. As a creative director, she designs and illustrates books and other materials for children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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LibraryThing member Lilith13
This book shows children how they can deal with anger without using violence.Even young children can understand that it is not ok to express your feelings by hitting.
LibraryThing member 32BASKETBALL
This is a book that covers issues on hitting when upset and that it is not acceptable. The book uses words that young children can understand in learning these issues.


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Physical description

40 p.; 9 inches


1575423103 / 9781575423104

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