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Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

Hands Are Not for Hitting (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Martine Agassi, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)

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Title:Hands Are Not for Hitting
Authors:Martine Agassi
Other authors:Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)
Info:Free Spirit Pub (2002), Hardcover, 24 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:peers, friends, concepts, anatomy

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Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi (Author) (2002)



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It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.
  CassityE | Apr 17, 2017 |
Tells children appropriate uses of their hands. Good to introduce especially if hitting is an issue in the classroom ( )
  naemc | Mar 22, 2017 |
A book that talks about the things that we can do with our hands, it gives many examples like we can write, draw. but then it reminds children that we should't use our hands for hitting. good book for whe we teach rules of the classroom.
Ages 3-5
Head Start. ( )
  ivettja | Mar 22, 2017 |
Ages 18mos - 3. Children explore positive ways that hands can be used in this gem of a book. While it does say that hitting is wrong it focuses more on the positive things that we can do with our hands. Great addition to any toddler library. ( )
  smebbinga | Dec 1, 2016 |
Summary: Hands Are Not for Hitting is a great book to read to pre-k students who are still learning how to develop proper social skills. It gives the children a basic concept of what our hands are actually supposed to be used for and what we aren't supposed to do with them.

Personal Reaction: I enjoyed the way the writer interpreted what hands are actually supposed to be used for.

Classroom Extension:
1. Review with the kids after reading what our hands are used for.
2. Ask the kids to share another way we can use our hands for positivity in our class.
  Shelby_Booker1214 | Nov 30, 2016 |
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This is a staple book that is often revisited in Head Start preschool classroom especially when establishing classroom rules at the start of the school year. Another great part about this book is that it provides teachers with two informational pages on children and violence and ideas for discussion starters in the classroom to talk about hitting.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 157542200X, Board book)

It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.

In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.

Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:25 -0400)

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Teaches even the youngest children to use their hands for fun and to understand that hitting is never okay.

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