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Voices Are Not for Yelling

(Best Behavior)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  15 reviews
As parents and teachers know, yelling comes naturally to children. This friendly, encouraging book, geared to preschool and primary children, introduces and reinforces where and when to use an “indoor voice” or an “outdoor voice.” In classic Best Behavior style the author tells young readers, “Your voice is a powerful tool. How you use it is up to you.” Vivid illustrations ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by Free Spirit Publishing
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Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worked fairly well for toddler tales storytime. I think this series is pretty great (Hands are Not for Hitting, Teeth are Not for Biting, etc.) There's a point in the middle where it discusses taking a deep breath in and out, which is a nice thing to get everyone to do together.
Maria Shuffit
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owen-s-books
Although I had heard of the "___ are not for ____" series in the past, this was my first time actually reading one. I was pleasantly surprised by how it dealt with the subject matter - namely, that it gave its young readers allowance to feel anger or frustration or whatever was causing them to yell, rather than chiding them for having those feelings, and then gave them more constructive ways to express their emotions. I will definitely check out more of this series and keep it in mind for when m ...more
Jan 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read-hope
do you know why I have only one star? because I don't use that voice inside even when I am excited. when I am excited I use my outside voice inside. 🎁🐱🐅🦌🐎🦌🦌🐎🦌🦄🦄🦓🦌🐱🐈🐯🐯🐈🦌🐎🐅🐎🦌🐎🦌🐎🐅🐮🐴🇦🇪🇦🇺🇦🇷🇦🇮🇦🇶🇦🇹🇦🇴🇦🇱🇦🇲🇦🇴🇨🇦 hope. I appreciate this book and hope needs it today especially because when you yell sorry inside you are basically trading one bad thing for another. wow hope did alot of Emojis.
Among those books that should be included in early year classrooms. Nice way to explain "inside voice" to a child.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book to read with wee ones who need help with voice control. An added bonus is the parental ideas given in the back pages.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education, kids, parenting
I love the Best Behaviour series. I have read all of them with my kids, and have been known to have one or two in my bag sometimes when I know I'm going to be covering a primary years class.

I have three boys, who all seem to want to talk at the same time, which results in plenty of yelling in our home, sometimes angry, sometimes excited, sometimes just unexplainable. This book has such a lovely way of reminding kids (and adults who forget, too) about the ways we use our voices and the effects th
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
All the books in the Best Behavior series have many similarities, like the illustrations that include culturally diverse characters. They generally start off with positive examples, then show when a certain behavior or choice is not appropriate, and finally show better alternatives and reiterate the positive message. In this case, we see people using their voices to talk, laugh, sing, and joke. In some cases the characters use quiet inside voices, and in others they use louder voices outside. Bu ...more
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I received this ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This neat little book provides tons of examples for little ones to understand the difference between indoor and outdoor voices, and what voices sound like when we are mad or excited - and why using our loud voices just to be heard does not actually help people hear our words, because all they hear is how loud the voice is. I don't know that I would use this in my classroom specifically, as it is a little young for my 4-6 graders,
Saba N  Taylor
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
This is definitely a ‘teaching’ book. I would personally recommend it be read to small groups instead of whole class circle time. That way, teacher or parent can allow the child(ren) to interact with the book and answer the many questions throughout it. The book is written with simple text that is easy for children to understand and follow along. It asks questions throughout giving children an opportunity to think, question and participate.

It comes in two versions, a board book (Yay me!) and one
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-kindle, kids, net-galley
I think this would be a great resource for classrooms of younger children. The illustrations are inclusive. I liked that the book started out positively, then introduced the problem and solution. I did think perhaps there could have been coverage of when yelling is okay - for help, cheering for something, etc.
Lauren White
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Perfect book to discuss this common issue in prek-k classrooms. I thought this book handled topic well and had engaging illustrations. Didn't feel too preachy. The end gives teachers a lot of practical tips/activities for teaching this book.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because when I was reading it it felt like I was the characters because I was doing the voices for them.
Alma Gomez
This is a perfect book to show how to use your indoor and outdoor voice, A perfect book for younger kids.

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Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children, now ages 13 and 8, are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.

These days she writes books for toddlers to teens, and everything in between. She especially loves creating new board book series for toddlers—the l

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