How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship

How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship

by Molly Wigand, Anne FitzGerald

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Those long summer days and weekends spent with our best friends can be among the happiest memories of childhood. But the art of making friends isn’t a skill that is taught in most schools. Teaching children how to be good friends and cultivate healthy friendships is the work of parents, teachers, coaches, ministers, and caring adults. In How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship . . . Just for Me!, author, Molly Wigand, introduces children to those values that make for good friendships—loyalty, trust, and honesty—and to how they can become a good friend to others.

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ISBN-13: 9781497681248
Publisher: CareNotes
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Just for Me Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Molly Wigand is a writer and editor who lives in Lenexa, Kansas. She and her husband, Steve Jackson, have three sons. She is the author of a number of children’s books and has taught creative writing to children and adults. She is a frequent contributor to Abbey Press Publications and is the author of the Elf-Help Book for Kids Help Is Here for Facing Fear.
Anne FitzGerald is an internationally known artist and has written and illustrated over 200 children’s books. She is creator of Dear God Kids and many other children’s books and products. Anne works from her studio/gallery in Limerick, Ireland, and teaches art in Liberty Christian School there.

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How to Be a Friend

A Book about Friendship

By Molly Wigand, Anne FitzGerald

Abbey Press

Copyright © 2012 Molly Wigand
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4976-8124-8


Friends are great!

It's fun to be a kid in God's wonderful world.

Kids have fun things to do. Kids have awesome things to see.

Kids have families to love them, too.

Know what makes being a kid even better? Friends!

How many friends? Just a few is fine!

Some kids have lots of friends. Some have just two or three. The number doesn't matter.

The important thing is to have at least one friend to trust and have fun with.

Making friends isn't too hard once you know some simple tricks.

Say cheese!

Pretend you're on the playground. You see someone who looks like fun.

Want to start a friendship? Give that kid a big smile. Maybe another kid is looking for a friend, too. Your smiles show that you would like to get to know each other.

What if you're feeling shy?

Some days, things aren't going quite right. It's hard to be brave enough to smile. That's when you need a friend the most!

Find a friendly-looking face. Take a deep breath and say "hi."

Keep practicing! It gets a little easier every time!

What do friends talk about?

Getting to know someone is fun.

Pretend you're going to write a story about your friend's life. Ask questions about your friend's family and pets. What's their favorite color?

Pretty soon your friend will ask you questions, too. Maybe you like the same things!

Join a group of friends!

Joining scouts, church groups, or teams can help you make friends.

Working together toward a goal makes friendships grow.

Coaches and leaders help kids make friends. And guess what? You'll make some grown-up friends, too.

People need people!

We all need some time alone. Playing on the computer and reading are lots of fun. But having too much "alone time" can make you lonely.

Make time to play with friends. Your mom or dad can help you balance "alone time" with "friend time!"

Working things out.

People are all different, and friends don't always agree. Maybe you want to play kickball after school. Your friend wants to paint or draw.

Tell your friend how you feel. Try taking turns.

You can work it out, because you're friends!


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