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Words are Not for Hurting: Board Book [Board book]

Elizabeth Verdick

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1 Jun 2004 Are Not for
Children can't be expected watch every word they say, but this board book can help them to understand that their words affect other people, gently guide them to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful. (Baby/Preschool)

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..". not only fun for you and your little ones to cuddle up with at bedtime (or any other time for that matter), but they 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."--noirbaby.com

About the Author

Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their two children. Marieka Heinlen launched her career as a children's book illustrator with the award-winning "Hands Are Not for Hitting." 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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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  39 reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Designed especially for children ages 4 to 7 6 Nov 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Written by parenting columnist Elizabeth Verdick with an age-appropriate vocabulary, and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen, Words Are Not For Hurting was designed especially for children ages 4 to 7, a time of growing vocabularies and increasing social interaction with peers and others. The simple, positive message is think before speaking, and choosing not only what to say but how to say it. Young readers will also learn of the power in saying "I'm sorry" when the speak words that hurt the feelings of others. Enhanced with a special section at the end that includes activities and discussion starters, Words Are Not For Hurting is confidently recommended for home, school, and childcare center early childhood library resources and character education reading lists.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words Are Weapons 4 Aug 2006
By BeatleBangs1964 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book using age appropriate language to send out the message of just how hurtful and harmful words can be. We all know the doggerel bravado verse of sticks and stones is just a crock. I never bought it because words are infinitely more painful than any stick or stone. I think that deceptive verse should be changed to:

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
But words hurt so much more.

Words have the power to hurt or build esteem; to reinforce one's self image and to cause one to feel they are liked or disliked. I think this is an excellent book with a message that cannot be stressed enough. The activities and teaching how to give sincere apologies as opposed to those to appease the adult in question with the idea of deflecting further punishment is also an invaluable lesson. I also like the way the message of harmful words are not limited to peers. It is a good wake up call to how adults in general talk to children and to one another. This book deserves a place of honor!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed. 6 Nov 2006
By Shakti - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My son is three and a half and goes to daycare. He's exactly at the age where he's picking up a lot vocabulary (not all desirable) from school and friends which he's using to express his anger or frustration. I thought it was a good book to help him understand the power of words and how he can use positive words instead of negative ones...even to express his negative emotions. It's slow going but the book helped me with ideas and with words to coach him.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful message 25 Feb 2006
By Jaime - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book does a great job reinforcing how powerful words are. The book sends out a great message in a child centered and creative way.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars daycare kids love it! 1 July 2007
By A. Hansen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Board book
the kids love this book and it is very helpful to remind them. I find myself quoting it and the kids never tire of it and seems to sink in to them. highly recomend all of this series.
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