Manners are like the grease that keeps the cogs of the world running smoothly. At this time of year, some people forget all about them and instead of remembering the joyousness of the season, become greedy, pushy, and miserable. Instead of waiting patiently in line, or making sure children can see a parade, adults who should know better push forward and crush those around them, speak in ways not thoughtful of young ears, and can really ruin an experience. Yes, I may be thinking about our experience in Dublin recently, but I am seeing it in an ever-increasing rate in everyday life. What has gone wrong that so many people are so self-centred? Let’s turn things around for our own children by helping them to learn good manners, and also why they are important. Today I’m sharing a collection of books about both good and bad manners, all done in a light-hearted fashion so we can move towards a more harmonious society.
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Manners Books For Kids
Each week a few of us put together a great selection of books on a given topic and bring them to you to help narrow down the choices for you, each of our hosts share different titles, so have a look around each of our posts for wider choice.
To make things even easier for you, I have provided Amazon links to these books for both my American and British readers (just click on the link and you’ll be automatically directed to your county’s Amazon store). Enjoy!
Books By Sherrill S. Cannon
Sherrill s. Cannon is one of my children’s most favourite authors, and mine as well because each of her books has a moral in it. Here are three that pertain to manners:
The Golden Rule, What kind of world would it be if everyone treated others badly? Let’s not even think about it, but instead learn the golden rule and make the world a better place. You can read my full review here, and download your own Golden Rule certificate.
A Humorous View To A Serious Subject
How to Lose All Your Friends, a fun parody of what not to do.
The Bad Seed, follow the bad behaviour of John and learn how it affects those around him.
Dude, That’s Rude!, a humorous book that illustrates how bad manners appear to others.
Learning More About Good Manners
Do I Have to Say Hello? Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups, learn about manners in a fun way with quizzes; from from the playground, to a car, to a relative’s home, it’s all covered.
365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquette, from how to write thank you notes to how to deal with bullies and behave at parties, there’s an etiquitte lesson a day to be learned.
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, learn about the golden rule and how a simple please and thank you will go a long way.
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