We've all heard the saying, "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me." In reality, nothing can be further from the truth. Especially to our young and impressionable children.
From your child's interaction within playgroups to the words they hear you speak toward them and others, words that catch the ear of little ones can impact them for a lifetime. This is exactly why Elle Grey created the book, WORDS.
WORDS is a great reminder for both children and adults alike to remember that speaking harshly to others will hurt the people around us. Thoughtless words thrown out in frustration or anger will most certainly hurt the people we should be speaking to with love and patience most.
The truth is, words are the greatest tool to either build up those around you or tear them down. Cultivating a home and environment where your child hears and speaks positivity and mindfulness of other's feelings begins with you as a parent, grandparent or family member. Mastering the art of communication is no easy feat, but with practice...you'll begin to attract positivity all around you.
Wouldn't you want your child to attract positive influences and friends? It all begins with the way speak and the tones they speak with. The story, WORDS, is the perfect example for children to grasp this concept and apply it in their life. It's relevant with easy to understand concepts that apply to their lives now, and will remain a lesson that they can take with them well into their adult years.