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.
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.
This upbeat book describes the things we do when we are happy. Positive statements such as "I like to smile," and "I like you," help reinforce in children the joyful feeling of being happy. An activity asks children questions about what makes them happy.
Simple rhyme gives children a fun lesson in having a positive attitude. In this book, children will also become familiar with the format for dialogue within text as they are asked on several pages to repeat the phrase "Today is a great day!" out loud. An activity encourages children to think positively and see how it spreads to other people.
What do people and other living things need to survive? Numerous images with simple labels show children all the things we need to live and be happy, from water and food to shelter and love. An activity asks young readers to describe how they have fun.
Engaging photographs help children explore their different skills and abilities, from reading and singing to helping care for younger siblings. By naming the things they can do, children will feel empowered and motivated to continue learning and growing. An activity asks children to name five things they do well and what other things they would like to try to learn.
Riding on something is one of the first steps to independence for children. This simple book features children riding on bikes, ponies, buses, trains, and planes. A simple activity asks children what kinds of things they would like to ride.
This interesting book shows children how our faces and body postures show the emotions we are feeling. Throughout the book and in an activity at the end, young readers are asked to figure out which emotions the children pictured in the photos are feeling. This important book will help children "read" the unspoken feelings that they and others express. It can be a big help to children with Asperger's syndrome, who may have difficulty picking up on social cues and reading the body language of others.
It is important for children to know how to keep safe while at school. Protective equipment is needed when playing contact sports or conducting experiments. Horsing around in class is a definite no when it comes to keeping safe at school.
Election Day is an important day when citizens choose a leader. But not every country has elections. Young readers will learn about democracy and its history, how a polling station works, and how votes are counted on election day.
Caring for Earth is everyones job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to pre-cycling and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.
This empowering title will help readers discover that they have the ability to create positive changes in their communities. Inviting text and relatable examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and find meaningful ways to act for the common good. Ideas include creating artwork to brighten up a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program.
Children spend a lot of time at schoolwhy not encourage them to find ways to make it the best it can be! This motivating title inspires readers to brainstorm different ways they can use their interests, talents, and skills to enrich their school environments. From starting a welcome club for new students to organizing litter less lunch days, there are countless ways kids can promote positive changes at their schools.
In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, children will learn about different needs around the world and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place.
When Goldilocks met Little Red Riding Hood in Bluebell Wood, they decided to have a picnic. Just as they were enjoying some buns, a wolf sat down between them. He said he wanted to be friends, but was that big bad wolf telling a fib?
This wonderful book introduces the important aspects of culture, and concentrates on the things that children enjoy, such as costumes, dances, holidays and celebrations, and special foods. The book promotes multiculturalism by acquainting children with one anothers ways of life.
This insightful book introduces children to the worlds most popular religions. It looks at the origins, special heroes and teachers, basic beliefs, sacred texts and symbols, ways of worship, special days, rituals, works of art, and places of worship associated with each religion. The book also highlights the basic principles of religions such as truth, kindness, acceptance, peace, and love. Learning similar aspects of religions, such as prayer, worship, ritual, and celebration, helps foster greater understanding and respect.
This important book shows our connection to the natural world and to one another. It asks children to put aside their differences and to work together for the common good. What are our common goals? How can we work toward peace, safety, tolerance, and integrity in our lives? How can we live together with respect, kindness, and friendship?
Children often feel that they need to be the same as everyone else. That is the main reason for unhappiness. Do we see our differences as reasons for judgment and fighting? How can we view the different ways of others as things to enjoy, rather than criticize? This book encourages children to honor their own uniqueness and that of others through new ideas and positive actions.
Children who are just starting school will love this peek at the activities that children do in class. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children relate to such familiar activities as playing, counting, painting, and listening to stories and music. Children will agree that school is a fun place to be!
Children will be fascinated by this book which identifies the places where people live, work, learn, and shop. Action-oriented photos also feature places that provide different services to the community such as police and fire stations, hospitals, and museums.
Who are your friends? We meet friends in different places - at home, on sports teams, at band practice, and other places. Our friends can even be our brothers and sisters and our pets! This book uses easy rhyme and fun photographs show children the fun that comes with friendships.
Colorful photographs feature children on their way to school, in their classrooms, and following school rules. Young readers will also learn about the jobs of teachers, librarians, and principals. An important section teaches children how to stay healthy inside their school communities.
This book shows young readers that, like a community, a family has members who perform roles. Parents teach and care for their children; children have rules to follow and household jobs to perform. Questions throughout the book encourage children to relate the information to their own families.