Why should we bother to teach manners? Manners, in my opinion, show respect to other people. They show preference to others and also acknowledge them in ways that may seem small, but really speak volumes in this fast-paced, busy life in which we live. Manners begin in the home. The way that we teach and model manners will be noticed by others when you are away from home.
Some resources to help you teach manners to your young ladies and gentlemen. A great place to begin is with table manners and etiquette. See how Mama bear helps the family to remember their manners.
Crawford the Cat videos are a great resource for young students (P-2nd grade). Crawford’s Good Table Manners is a 5 minute video with a coloring page option and lesson plans you can purchase as well. Even if you choose not to purchase the lesson plans you can discuss topics that were covered in the video afterward. You could have a fun activity to follow where you serve a snack and practice good table manners.
Please, Mr. Panda shows children the polite and patient way to ask for something. If your children enjoy this book, there are several more in this series.
Mrs. Ruler helps her class learn the value of manners, both at home and in a public setting.
Who is My Neighbor? Is a full curriculum for older students about living as a Christian and being a help to others. You can purchase additional resources, such as a notebooking journal if so desired.
Have a great week! ~Lisa~