Selected as a "Teaching Tool" in Teaching Tolerance magazine
Children have teeth that are strong and sharp and can help chew, but teeth are not for biting, because biting hurts. Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone, like a friend, a parent, or a sibling. This cheerful, full color book gives reasons why children might want to bite and helps to prevent biting by teaching positive alternatives. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they're tired, hungry, angry, cranky, frustrated, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. Teaching children to chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, or tell a grown-up are some of the options to avoid biting. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.
Part of the Award-Winning Best Behavior Series.
Author: Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen