Behavior Books For Preschoolers

I bought a set of these books a few years ago. They sat in the bookshelf, alone and rarely loved until now. Once I realized that: don’t bite, don’t hit, don’t scream, don’t kick (usually followed by the words “your brother”) were being understood, I dug to the back of the bookshelf and pulled these puppies out. We now read these books to our 3-year-old and have caught him quoting lines from each book. I’d like to think it’s working… or at least starting to. You know how they say kids listen better to anyone but their parents? I’m hoping the support from his preschool teachers and these books help back us as parents.

Teeth Are Not for Biting

I don’t have a biter but I know a few moms of biters. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Each kid has their own way of expressing their frustration, anger and emotions (and temper tantrums).

Hands Are Not for Hitting

This is one we read often. My 3-year-old is a pusher. Especially with his little brother.

Feet Are Not for Kicking

Oh and this one. If we catch him hitting or pushing, he’ll stop and resort to karate-like kicking.

Words Are Not for Hurting

This is a great book to read to all kids. Bullying and hurtful words are not acceptable.

Germs Are Not for Sharing

We don’t have this one (yet) but I laughed out loud when I saw it. We need it, we have 3 boys. Enough said.

Tails Are Not for Pulling

And if you have pets?

SHARE
Previous article500,000 Bassinets Recalled Due to Fall Hazard!
Next articleA new view on bike riding with tots.
Christina lives in San Diego with her husband, 3 boys and her favorite coffee cup. Christina is a trained Montessori teacher with early childhood education and also has experience in the children’s fashion world as a business owner. While in the children's industry, Christina realized how important it was to research, be ‘in the know’ and one step ahead of the game with the latest and greatest baby gear, toys, clothing and accessories which naturally continued once she became a mom in 2002. Since the birth of her first son, Christina has become a reliable and trustworthy resource to friends, family and other parents on various parenting topics.

1 COMMENT

  1. I need to get these books. My younger son just turned 2 and he is always biting his brother. Thankfully he’s the only one he bites, but no matter what I do it’s not stopping. He’s in time out more than he’s out to play and I even did the unthinkable – I bit him. Everyone told me that they’ve done it and it was what worked and the one who was bit by the parent never bit again. My mom even said that she did it to me when I was a kid because I kept biting my brother who is 2 1/2 years older. Of course I have no recollection of it and she said I never bit him again. My son was hysterically crying and kept saying “mommy bite me, mommy bite me”. I asked him if hit hurt and he said “yep” so I said “that’s how you make AJ feel when you bite him”. I told him not to bite again and he said “no biting”. I think it lasted a day. I even asked my doctor at his 2 year check-up what to do and he said to look him in the eyes, tell him no and give him a time out, but not to overreact to it because it could fuel it. It’s really hard to not overreact more for the sake of my almost 4 year old because he’s crying, in pain and has teeth marks. I sort of feel like I need him to know that his brother is in big trouble for it. Anyway, since none of my tries have worked I’m definitely going to get these books.

    Thanks so much for reminding me about them. I had seen them a long time ago, but my older son never bit, hit or anything. He’ll hit his brother back now when he bites him, hits him or throws a toy at him, but only in self defense. Of course I’ll read them to him too!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here