What makes a good friend? Young readers will learn that friends are people you care about and want to spend time with. Emphasis is placed on respect and consideration.
Friendships are important relationships that teach us how to treat others the way that we would want to be treated. Often, friends share the same values, which are things that are important to us. Children will learn how making friends is an important way to build strong, inclusive communities that are built on respect for other people’s values, feelings, and beliefs.
Young readers will learn that a person can have many feelings, and that they don't stay the same all the time. Expressive photographs provide kids with visual clues to different emotions.
Young readers are taught that manners are how we show our consideration for other people. Kids are shown practicing manners at home, at school, and out in public places.
What makes a choice a good one? Usually, the choices we make show the things we think are important. These are our values. Children will learn how to make positive choices by thinking about different outcomes and respecting themselves and others.
Children will learn that they play an important role in keeping themselves safe. Children are introduced to helpful strategies to recognize unsafe situations and help keep themselves safe at home, at school, and in their communities.
Values are the things we believe in, that make us active and positive parts of our communities. Helping people in need is an important value that teaches us to be respectful, to empathize with others, and problem-solve. Readers will learn the value of helping others—and asking for help when they need it—at home, at school, and in their communities.