Gentle Hands

and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning

Includes Digital Resources!


SKU: D277-Net

Engage children with familiar songs featuring new, colorful lyrics that teach valuable social-emotional skills.

La, la, la! Shake up your story time with these twelve sing-along songs based on classic tunes kids already know and love. Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning is a beautifully illustrated songbook that teaches important social-emotional skills for everyday life. Favorite songs like “Frère Jacques” and “B-I-N-G-O” get turned on their heads with new, easy-to-remember lyrics offering lessons on:

  • how to manage anger
  • asking for help
  • what to do when you’re afraid
  • being a good friend
  • when to use a quiet voice
  • and many others!

A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to use these fun songs to share social-emotional skills with young children. Digital content includes downloadable sheet music for all songs.

Written by Amadee Ricketts
Illustrated by Ashley Barron
Paperback ISBN 9781631982101
Grades PK-3
32 pages
Release Date May 16, 2018

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Free Spirit Publishing

Amadee Ricketts received her MLS degree from the College of St. Catherine and has been a librarian since 2002. She is currently the library director at the Cochise County Library District in Arizona. When not working or writing, she enjoys taking photos of insects and other tiny things. She lives with her husband, who is a photographer, and their cat.

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