Playground safety rules are explained clearly, and readers are taught how to avoid dangerous equipment and irresponsible children as they play.
Readers learn the potential dangers of swimming and learn how to avoid injury.
Readers are taught how to care for their bicycles and avoid situations that could result in injury.
Whether playing a board game with a friend or playing in a professional sporting event, being a good sport is an important part of competing. Readers will find out why sportsmanship is important and how they can display it in different situations. They are also encouraged to observe sportsmanship in others and reflect on how their actions will make others feel.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Play Fair. Honor the rules of the game. Respect your competition. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?
A boat race turns into a lesson in helping others when Carly's boat begins to sink and Jose's boat flips over. The two decided helping each other was more important than winning the race.