PreS-Gr 1-This title offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children. The refrain that "hands are not for hitting" is accompanied by numerous better uses for them, such as waving, helping, drawing, and making music. While the text is didactic and too redundant to be read aloud cover to cover, the book provides an important point of departure for discussing constructive ways of coping with and resolving strong feelings such as anger, jealousy, and fear. Friendly, colorful illustrations portray children engaged in various positive activities. An extensive list of supportive ideas for grown-ups interested in promoting nonviolence is included.-Teri Markson, Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School, Los Angeles
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
“Imagine raising your kids without the help of Goodnight Moon or Is Your Mama a Llama? or Hands Are Not for Hitting.”—Jennifer Garner, actress, Save the Children ambassador
“Offers youngsters an alternative to hitting and other forms of hurtful behavior, guiding them to a more peaceful and positive outcome in their dealings with other children.”—School Library Journal
“Highly recommended...ideal ‘read aloud’ book for parents and care givers.”—Midwest Book Review
“This is a great book to have in your personal collection whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, and an excellent resource to refer to whenever your children or students need a reminder about calm and peaceful hands.”—Chasing Supermom blog
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Parents' Choice Approved
Midwest Independent Publisher Award
This book has helped me to help them learn that their hands are for other things and shouldn't be used for hitting!!
It is interactive and a great book for parents out there who are looking for another way to coach their child in a positive way!
I think that I like it more than the kids do, but it is well illustrated and generally good technique for subcolearning.
Not at all what I was hoping for. This does not read like a children's book but more like a term paper. The concept sounded perfect for us, but the book leaves much to be desired. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mom of Two
It was a really great book to help talk to my son about not hitting at daycare.Published 1 month ago by alabamagirl
Simple text, good pictures, nice alternatives to using hands. It's the right book at the right time.Published 1 month ago by ABC & G Mama
It is not formatted correctly so I am unable to even read it to my son on my Kindle.Published 1 month ago by Kristen Mary Stumpf
the kindle version of this book has the words all jumbled together to the point it can not be read. It may be just my download, but just be aware. very disappointed.Published 1 month ago by Richard Harper
Apparently not formatted for an android phone. Very disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Says optimized for bigger screens yet I still can't properly view it on my Google Nexus 10 screen. It looks just as cramped as if I were trying to view it on my phone!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful book, but for some reason the formatting doesn't come through on the kindle, so words overlap and it is difficult to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrea E. Journey