Knowing When To Say Please And Thank You, Is A Good Start, But It's Not Everything Children Need To Know.

It's important that children have the opportunity to learn life skill;. so this week we are taking a closer look at manners. The books I've highlighted this week will be a fun way for parents to discuss this important topic with their children.

You're Finally Here! by Mélanie Watt.

"Hooray! You're finally here!" Bunny exclaims from the first page of this young picture book. Then his mood changes: "Where have you been?" Bunny goes on to demonstrate the many reasons why it is rude to keep someone waiting. Just when it looks as though he has convinced the reader to stay, he takes a cell phone call! This silly book captures the way kids feel about being at the mercy of other people's busy schedules.

Emily's New Friend  by Cindy Post Senning 

How do you meet someone new? All it takes is a little courage, a lot of kindness, and some good manners! When Ethan moves into Emily's neighborhood, both children are shy and lonely. But a simple "Hi!," a helping hand, and an invitation to play help them along. Soon, with lots of sharing, thoughtfulness, and communication, Emily and Ethan become the best of friends. From the most trusted name in etiquette comes this endearing picture book about how to create fun and lasting friendships. With engaging text and sweet, funny illustrations, this book shows the importance of respect, consideration, and a good sense of humor between friends. The perfect choice for children beginning school or entering into any unfamiliar situation, Emily's New Friend assures us that friends are just waiting to be made!

 Being a Pig is Nice: A Child's-Eye View of Manners by Sally Lloyd-Jones  

A hilarious picture book about manners, turned upside down! Why do animals get to misbehave, while humans have to act so prim and proper all the time? From theNew York Times bestselling author,Sally Lloyd-Jones,  comes a book about manners, all from the point-of-view of a little girl. In her refreshingly subversive world, monkeys must always use their fingers when they eat or get in trouble, elephants are encouraged to squirt and splatter everywhere, and pig parents ask their children to get muddy before they go to bed. Of course, if you're a pig, you smell, and that's not nice. Still, the girl can see that behaving like an animal could be fun. 

Achoo!: Good Manners Can Be Contagious! Mij Kelly 

"I'm ever so sorry...I just didn't know that's what I should do."
This is the story of Suzy Sue and the fateful day when she went Achoo! the truth is she sneezes but doesn't cover her mouth, which sends her animal friends into a frenzy. It's time to teach Suzy Sue some manners. Have they thought of everything? 




Etiquette is something that

Etiquette is something that can be learned early, along with good manners and consideration for others. For small children, a fun book emphasizing good manners is "The Magic Word" by Sherrill S. Cannon. In a society full of bullying and self-centered children, it is helpful to teach your children the benefits of consideration for others and being polite. This book is a rhyming story of a little girl who was rude, selfish and demanding – and had very few friends. Her mother suggested that she needed to improve her manners; so when she went to school the next day, she thought of her mother’s advice, “What is the magic word?” and she started saying “Please” and also “Thank You”. She tried to become more thoughtful of others, and discovered that she was a much happier person. The repetitive use of the phrase “What is the magic word?” has small children answering “Please”!

 Sherrill, Thank you for


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