Hands are not for Hitting
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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Each child makes the sign for “I love you” and places their hand on the paper as the other child traces their hand (tape the paper to the table to stabilize it and make it easier to trace). D., is an award-winning children’s book author and creator of Hands Are Not for Hitting, which inspired Free Spirit Publishing’s Best Behavior series. These series of books are excited to teach toddlers for beginning stage of learning new things on how to be nice to one another.
We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. There's a note at the end A Word to Grown-Ups talking about violence in our culture and discussion starters and activities which I also enjoyed.This book tells all the positive things hands can do, and my toddler sat through the first reading relatively interested. Have children measure the size of the objects in the classroom by working in teams to count “how many hands high/long” the object is. Designed to be inclusive, Twinkl Social Situations use positive language to re-affirm that is it OK to have different feelings, and gently guide students to potential ways they can deal with them. I especially love all of the advice for parents listed at the end of each book and the size of the book (the pages are quite large). For parents it’s necessary to introduce books like this to our kids to help and teach them good manners.
This behavioral book about what hands could be used for instead of hitting really helped my son during his fight and flight threes. Provide a variety of art materials (paints, papers, glues, glitter, beads, feathers, noodles, rice, etc. But unlike TANFB, this doesn't offer any discussion of the feelings toddlers might have that lead to hitting. I don't like focusing on what I don't want my toddler to do, so ignore the parts about hitting and just read what hands are for and act it out with my 18 months old son. Make a chart that you can leave up as a reminder to the children of all the things you can do instead of hitting!Repetition of the same book allows children a chance to really learn the story – it becomes their story by the end of the week! Repetition helps children feel confident and competent as they become able to talk about the story, predict what will happen next, recognize and understand certain words, talk about their own experiences related to the story, and even make up their own story! They are learning how to deal with others listening or not listening to them; understanding patience and accepting rejection. i love this book because it promotes teaching children as early as possible that violence is never okay, your hands can be used for many other great things besides hitting someone and hurting them. For a little background story, I work with children that have issues with behavior (such as hitting).
Play a game where you give the children a situation, such as Tucker just got hit in the head with a ball – get the children to go under the “shell” take 3 deep breaths and then come out and talk about what Tucker could do instead of hitting.
While reading the story, demonstrate the suggestions throughout the book: handshaking, clapping, blowing kisses, pointing, etc.
This is an excellent book as it guides children on when, how, and where they should use their hands. She does not really have a problem hitting, though sometimes when she gets really upset and can't get the words out, she does throw or hit. Provide a variety of objects for children to play with: empty shampoo bottles, wash clothes, small bars of soap, rubber duckies or other small bath toys, and small cups for rinsing. This book illustrates that hands can help us do so many amazing things like saying hello, eating and drinking, taking care of ourselves and others and so many marvelous things and they should not be used for hitting someone.
Twinkl also have a number of resources that can be used to support student through common social situations that they may find themselves in.