1 year & up. Just breathe! Temper tantrums and meltdowns are no laughing matter. Many young children act out because they do not know how to express themselves or handle their strong emotions and it causes misery all around. This constructive book is packed full of beautiful illustrations and rhythmic text that will help encourage children to work through their strong emotions in a calm and controlled way. They need to know that they can access a quiet, safe space to cry, ask for hugs, and… More »
4 years & up. Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners. Sharing is a social skill that all children need to learn. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a section with discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned. Paperback. 40 pages.
4 years & up. Know and Follow Rules by Cheri. J. Meiners. A child who doesn't follow rules is always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then, it presents four basic rules: "Listen," "Best Work," "Hands and Body to Myself," and "Please and Thank You." The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes a section of… More »
4 years & up. Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners. It's never too early to teach children to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry, but it is not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. This book helps children discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient,… More »
4 years & up. Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi. This book teaches children learn that violence is never okay. Children can learn to manage their anger and other strong feelings. Hands are capable of positive, loving actions such as playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, and much more! Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters. Paperback. 40 pages.