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Understand and Care

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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 game ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 15th 2003 by Free Spirit Publishing (first published January 1st 2003)
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Teaching ways for a child to learn to understand someone else. The writing and pictures make it feel like preschool, even though the pictures portray some school situations. I suppose would work with Kindergarten, but best one-on-one than in a group.
Amy Hansen
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My son said the book "helps understand how people feel.
How they care about other people
by helping each other. Like if someone fell
down and got hurt they would know how to
help." Great for helping kids with understanding feelings.
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-kid-lit
The whole "Learning to Get Along" series is written for use with young students. Even preschoolers and kindergartners can understand the illustrations and simply stated text. This title is good for covering simple manners and kindness to others.
Ellie Dietzen
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
a simple book to show children how easy it is to understand and care when our friends are feeling certain ways. shows how children can think back and reflect on when they felt that way and when they wanted someone to care. great book. uses other races as characters.
Alexandra Chauran
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was recommended by my kid's Montessori school teacher. The whole series has great art and simple language. I liked how this demonstrated empathy for a wide range of emotions.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: k-manners
Good book to teach kids how to understand and care for others. This is a great series.
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Very good for the same reasons as all the other books in her series. I think I would love to teach a unit using her suggestions in the back of the book.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of a set of books by Meiners that we have. They are great teaching tools for young children with real life examples and illustrations.
Enjoyed here!
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: behavior
Aimed for younger children, this is a great book for teaching empathy & emotions. Plus it has some wonderful activities in the back to accompany it.
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Cheri has her master's degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. She is the author of the award-winning children's series, 'Learning to Get Along', and the new series, 'Being the Best Me.' Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and three grandchildren.
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