Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book (Best Behavior®) (Board book)

Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book (Best Behavior®) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Description


Some of your words are kind. But some of them are not. Words are not for hurting. What do hurtful words do?”

Children are known for speaking their minds. We can’t expect them to watch every word, but we can help them to understand that their words affect other people. We can gently guide them to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful, and to say two very important words—“I’m sorry”—when hurtful words come out before they can stop them.

Like Free Spirit's earlier board books Hands Are Not for Hitting and Teeth Are Not for Biting, Words Are Not for Hurting helps little ones learn big ideas: that they are responsible for what they do and say; that their actions and words affect others; and that they can make positive choices. Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations make it perfect for reading aloud one-on-one or in small groups. The book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

About the Author


Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.

These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board books. The Happy Healthy Baby® series is designed to capture the interest of the littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior.

Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. She’s also coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents), which offers kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day.

Elizabeth lives and writes near St. Paul, Minnesota.


Praise For…


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Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence



iParenting Media Awards “Hottest Products” Winner



The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval Winner



Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner



Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toy Products Winner



"It's not always an easy feat to teach little ones about morals and the difference between right and wrong. But great news for you author Elizabeth Verdick is her to help you..."
— Baby Let's Shop blog

 “... 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

 “A useful tool for the classroom.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9781575421551
ISBN-10: 1575421550
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th, 2004
Pages: 24
Language: English
Series: Best Behavior®