Kids and rules don’t always make a perfect match right away. Following rules that adults make can be hard for children, yet it is an important skill in character education and development. They want to know, “But why can’t I?”
But Why Can’t I? explores these feelings using simple text, cheerful illustrations, and a light touch of humour. When Jenny comes over to baby-sit, Noah doesn’t want to do what she says. Rules for games, rules for bedtime: rules, rules, rules! But Jenny helps him understand that adults have to follow rules as well as kids, and rules help keep everybody safe, healthy, and happy.
Following the story, a series of pictures invites children to tell a story in their own words about following rules. A section for adults suggests ideas for talking with kids about why rules are important, and gently presents positive coping skills for children when it comes to dealing with their emotions.
Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.
Hardback full colour picture book
Sue Graves, former teacher and published author writes fiction and nonfiction for children from pre to high school. Sue is married with four children and two grandchildren. She loves playing golf, painting watercolours, and walking in the countryside around her England home.
Other Books in the Emotions Behaviour Series:
A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to male puberty, invaluable for young boys and parents alike, tackles key subjects from physical changes to emotional ones. Bright, stylish original colour illustrations and diagrams reveal everything young boys need to know about the changes they experience as they near puberty. Written in a witty yet factual and clear style that makes this confusing and tricky subject approachable. Includes basic details on what's happening to girls, too. Written in conjunction with medical and counselling experts. How do I shave? When will my voice break? What’s... More info
Eli knows the difference between pretending and the real facts. Pretending is what he does when he orbits the earth, and the real facts are what actually happen. Sometimes in REAL life, keeping to the facts is hard for Eli. With the help of his parents and the super-deluxe Lie-O-Meter, Eli learns about the consequences of his fibs and the value of telling the truth. To help parents get the facts straight on fibs, lies, and whoppers, included is a Note to Parents by Mary Lamia, PhD, a clinical... More info
Robin is sad! His dad is away on a business trip and will miss his birthday. But when Robin finds an envelope filled with red liquorice hanging on the family clothesline, he's convinced it is a gift from his dad. His daddy always buys him red liquorice! As other envelopes arrive on the clothesline, Robin begins to believe the clothesline is magic. But in the end, the power of brotherly love and the tight bond of family give Robin all he needs to feel better with his dad's... More info