Childrens stories about saying sorry
Bear Says Thanks by Karma WilsonWhat better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends!
Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.
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This is my favourite of the Eric says series. The series is lovely to look at and easy to give away all mums think they want to teach their kids to say sorry, thank you and please. We used the books in story time the last 3 weeks of term then gave away the sorry books for children leaving for school. The sorry book clearly points to the gospel so great to give away. The books are probably best for age 4 years and up as quite long for little ones. I loved this book so much I bought 10! One each for our child care centres!
The students in the scene recognize it, and anyone watching the movie recognizes it. The point is, your kid can spot a bad apology when they see one. But when the time comes for them to take ownership, saying the right thing can be extremely difficult.
Sound familiar? If so, you're like lots of kids who sometimes argue with their friends and family members. Let's face it — it's not always easy to get along with sisters and brothers , parents , and friends. Kids aren't perfect and they sometimes do things that get them into trouble. Saying "I'm sorry" can help. Saying you're sorry is called apologizing. When you apologize, you're telling someone that you're sorry for the hurt you caused, even if you didn't do it on purpose.
This scenario might sound all too familiar— if not from your experiences as a parent, then at least your own experiences as a child. Problem solved… now stop bickering. You know inside, however, that the offend ed still feels bitter, because the apology was not sincere. And while it may seem like the offend er got off easy— not even having to show proper remorse or use a sincere tone—he is actually the one who loses out the most. He not only learns a poor lesson that he can get away with lies and empty words, but does not have the opportunity to experience true reconciliation and restoration of relationships. He will probably continue inflicting similar offenses, feel less remorse than he should, and undergo less positive character change than he could have. But what alternative do you have?