Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Manners and Responsibility

It is important to teach kids about manners and responsibility when they are young. I came across some new picture books that discuss manners and responsibility for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners:

Being Responsible by Mary Small
Explains many different ways that children can be responsible and show responsibility. Part of the Way to Be series. Check out her other books, Being Fair, Being a Good Citizen, and Being Trustworthy.

Emily Post; Emily's Everyday Manners by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning
Emily and her friend Ethan demonstrate what manners to use every day.

Ryan Respects by Virginia Kroll
Ryan thinks it is funny to call the slowest runner in his class "Doug the Slug," until his older brother teases him for having a teddy bear. A great book for kindergartners.

Nobunny's Perfect by Anna Dewdney
Bunnies, who slurp their juice, forget to say "please," and bite their friends, learn about good manners.

Please is a Good Word to Say by Barbara Joose
Harriet gives examples of polite words and expressions to use in various social situations to make them more pleasant.

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
When B.B. Wolf, who now lives in the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to the library for a storybook tea, he is careful to follow the advice of his crocodile friend and impresses everyone with how polite he can be. This book is a crowd-pleaser and one of my favorite books on manners.

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