Feet Are Not for Kicking
By: Elizabeth Verdick
Reviewed By: Free Spirit Publishing
Toddlers are bundles of energy, and they love to run, jump, tumble, and explore all the wonderful things their legs and feet help them do. However, when children this age are angry or frustrated, they tend to lash out with their voices, hands and feet (anyone who has been kicked by a tantrum-throwing toddler knows how much it can hurt!). These explosive moments are normal and all too familiar to most parents, but when they happen, someone might get hurt. Toddlers need to understand that hurting others isn't okay.
Feet Are Not for Kicking uses simple words and charming full-color illustrations to help little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. Like Free Spirit's earlier board books, Feet Are Not for Kicking helps little ones learn big ideas: that they are responsible for what they do and say; that their actions and words affect others; and that they can make positive choices. Great for reading aloud one-on-one or in groups, this book emphasizes all the positive things a toddler's feet can do, like walking, standing, leaping, landing, and kicking balls or leaves (but not people).