Now in English and Spanish! This bilingual edition includes all of the children’s text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages.
As children get older, they know and use more words —including hurtful words. This softcover edition of Words Are Not for Hurting/Las palabras no son para lastimar is written for children ages 4–7, a time of growing vocabularies and increasing awareness of how much words matter.
Children learn that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. The book makes the connection between hurtful words and feelings of anger, sadness, and regret. It introduces positive ways for children to respond when others say mean or unkind words to them. And the book reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry,” two little words that can be a big help. Charmingly illustrated, the book includes activities and discussion starters that parents, caregivers, and educators can use when working with children.