Talk and Work It Out

Author: Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425252
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Clear, simple language and realistic illustrations teach children the process of peaceful conflict resolution.

Share and Take Turns

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575427974
Release Date: 2003-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

Understand and Care

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 157542794X
Release Date: 2003-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This book builds empathy in children. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs—and different from theirs. It guides children to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings. Includes questions to discuss and empathy games to play.

Talk and Work It Out

Author: Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425252
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Clear, simple language and realistic illustrations teach children the process of peaceful conflict resolution.

Join In and Play

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428024
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

It’s fun to make friends and play with others, but it’s not always easy to do. You have to make an effort, and you have to know the rules—like ask before joining in, take turns, play fair, and be a good sport. This book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend. Includes ideas for games adults can use with kids to reinforce the skills being taught.

Be Polite and Kind

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428032
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior. This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others. Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.

We Can Get Along

Author: Lauren Murphy Payne
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781631980503
Release Date: 2016-01-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences—at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children’s development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book includes activities and discussion questions that teachers, parents, and other adults can use to further explore the topic with young children.

When I Feel Afraid

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575427931
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.

Getting Along with Others

Author: Ron Herron
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 9780938510987
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

All children need to learn how to get along with others. It's an ability that may have as much or more to do with success in later life as children's educational accomplishments. And just like reading and math skills, social skills can be taught to children. Getting Along with Others is an engaging activity book parents will love to share with their children. Twenty-four fun-filled and creatively illustrated charts encourage youth to tell the truth, ask permission, share with others, say they're sorry, and more. Plus, six additional charts allow adults to target skills they want kids to learn. Also included, suggestions on how to effectively use the book and offer rewards that will keep children interested and motivated to improve. Getting Along with Others is a simple, satisfying way for parents to enjoy quality time and, ultimately, more meaningful relationships with their children.

Cool Down and Work Through Anger

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575425474
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.

Know and Follow Rules

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428016
Release Date: 2005-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

Be Honest and Tell the Truth

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428040
Release Date: 2007-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

It’s never too soon to learn the difference between what’s true and what isn’t. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. They also learn that telling the truth sometimes takes courage and tact. Includes discussion questions, skits, scenarios, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

Listen and Learn

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428008
Release Date: 2003-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop skills for listening, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

The Learning to Get Along Series Interactive Software

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
ISBN: 1575422816
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Praised by parents, embraced by educators, our complete Learning to Get Along series is now available in one kid-friendly software package (for Windows only). Teachers can choose which books to make available to each child, manage audio features, and track students’ progress. Children follow along or read on their own, using a special highlight feature to click and hear word definitions. A sequence of questions follows each book; test results are stored for teacher review in individual student files. Designed for classroom use, yet equally useful at home. User’s Guide included. Developed in association with Attainment Company.

Respect and Take Care of Things

Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575427982
Release Date: 2004-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Respect, responsibility, and stewardship are concepts that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.