Choosing Kind Words
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    “Choosing Kind Words,” Friend, May 2019

    Choosing Kind Words

    rebus story about two girls

    Illustrations by Deb Johnson

    Adriana bounced the ball to Selene. Boing! Selene caught the ball and bounced the ball back. Thud! Adriana didn’t catch the ball. Selene called Adriana a mean name. Adriana looked sad. “Please don’t say that,” Adriana said. “It hurts my feelings.” Adriana bounced the ball to Selene. “I’m sorry I called you a mean name,” Selene said. Selene bounced the ball back to Adriana. “I’m glad we can play ball together!” Selene said.

    I Can Use Kind Words

    kids saying kind words

    Read the kind words that the children use and color each bubble. When would you use these kind words?

    • Thank you!

    • Can I help?

    • You’re welcome.

    • Please stop.

    • I’m sorry.

    • It’s OK. I forgive you.

    • Please?

    • No, thank you.

    • Don’t give up! You can do it!