ERIC Number: ED414066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
We Can Get Along: A Child's Book of Choices [and] Leader's Guide.
Payne, Lauren Murphy; Rohling, Claudia
Conflict is a part of life for all people, and children can be taught how to deal effectively with conflict, not how to avoid it. This children's book and companion leader's guide emphasize kindness, respect, tolerance and responsibility in order to help children learn peaceful behaviors and make positive choices in their relationships with others. In simple, affirming words and colorful illustrations, the children's book teaches skills such as "think before you speak or act"; "treat others the way you want to be treated"; "there is always an alternative to hurting someone back"; and "you can use your own feelings as a guide when relating to others." The leader's guide offers a complete introductory course on conflict resolution and choice making for young children. Fifteen lessons reinforce the ideas presented in the picture book with activities and simple discussion questions; special Home Handouts encourage parents and caregivers to reinforce the concepts and skills their children are learning; letters to parents and caregivers help leaders communicate about the course; and two reading lists, one for children and one for adults, point the way toward additional resources. (EV)
Descriptors: Altruism, Child Responsibility, Childrens Literature, Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Leaders Guides, Peer Relationship, Prosocial Behavior, Young Children
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401; phone: 612-338-2068; fax: 612-337-5050 (children's book, $9.95; leader's guide, $14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Illustrated by Claudia Rohling.