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Accept and Value Each Person

Learning to Get Along

Cheri J Meiners

Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. This book introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions, activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

23x23cm  32 pages  $19.95  
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Be Careful and Stay Safe

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Without scaring kids (or alarming adults), this book teaches little ones how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead. Includes questions, activities, and safety games that reinforce the ideas being taught. Full color.

23x23cm  36 pages  $19.95  
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Be Honest and Tell the Truth

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

It's never too soon to learn the difference between what's true and what isn't. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. They also learn that telling the truth sometimes takes courage and tact. Includes discussion questions, skits, scenarios, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught.

23x23cm  36 pages  $19.95  
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Be Polite and Kind

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behaviour.
Demonstrates ways of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies, and respecting the feelings of others.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Cool Down and Work Through Anger

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Everyone gets angry, so it's never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry--but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.

36 pages  $19.95  
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I Like Me!

Nancy Carlson

"Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims 'I like me!' She likes the way she looks, and (all her) activities . . . when she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again".

23x18cm  32 pages  $12.00  
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Join In and Play

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

In simple words and real-life illustrations, this book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend. Useful as a social story.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Know and Follow Rules

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Listen and Learn

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

This book introduces and explains what listening means, why it's important, and how to listen well. The focus throughout is on the positive results of being a good listener.
These are often used as 'social stories'.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Reach Out and Give

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because feeling grateful is a powerful motivator. Words and pictures show children contributing to their community in simple yet meaningful ways. Includes discussion questions, a philanthropy role-play, generosity games, and ideas for service projects.

21x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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Respect and Take Care of Things

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Everything has a place. Things last longer when we take care of them. Respect, responsibility, and stewardship are concepts that even young children can relate to—because they have things they value. This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth. Includes ideas for adult-led activities and discussions.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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Share and Take Turns

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn—the sooner the better. Realistic examples and clear illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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Talk and Work it out

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible. Includes skill-building games and role plays for adults to use with children.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Try and Stick with It

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

It’s hard to stick with it when something is more difficult than we thought, or doesn’t work out the way we planned. This book teaches children about flexibility and perseverance.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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Understand and Care

(Learning to get along)

Cheri J. Meiners

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.

23x23cm  35 pages  $19.95  
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When I Feel Afraid

(Learning to Get Along)

Cheri J. Meiners

Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.

23x23cm  40 pages  $19.95  
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