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Subject: any ideas for manners?!?!?!
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 3:44 PM ET
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Hi guys!

I was wondering if any of you might have some suggestions for good books about manners for small children?  These could be Christian (ideal), have cartoon characters (like Berenstain Bears, for example), be for very young children, or be actual HS curriculum.   We need help!!!!!!!!  My oldest could really handle a lapbook, workbook, unit study, or whatever.  Any ideas or thoughts will be appreciated!

Thanks,

Lynn

Date Posted: 4/10/2009 12:22 PM ET
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There is a series of books about different things relating to manners and good behavior (interrupting, snooping, gossiping,  being rude, complaining, etc etc) by Joy Berry.  I haven't looked around, I don't know if these are easy to find or not.  I happened across them in a yard sale, not all of them mind you, (there are quite a lot in the series) but several of them.  If my daughter was older and had read through them already, I'd be willing to post them on my bookshelf... but alas, she's only 2... and she is a pistol, so she will definitely need these!!  LOL

I know there are others that deal with manners - I know there's a Little Critter book that's titled "Just Say Please" (by Mercer Mayer) and there's a Pooh book called "Just Be Nice (and let everyone play!)" by Leslie McGuire.  I'm sure there are tons of others - it just depends on what kind of manners books you're interested in - maybe you could do a search on Amazon or somewhere like that to find the exact type of book you're looking for (please, thank you, politeness, manners in general, etc) and then once you find a title, see if you can find it here.

Hope that helps!

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 7:05 AM ET
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Now that you mention it, I think I have some Joy Berry books - we're moving and things are a little scattered!  I'll go through stuff as I'm packing and see what comes up. This move may be making her manners off-kilter!!!!  I think my oldest needs a systematic course now......I'll try CurrClick, too.  Maybe a lapbook would be good!

Thanks!

Lynn

Subject: Manners
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 9:23 AM ET
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There is a series by Cheri J. Meiners called Learning to Get Along that is just great. Be Polite and Kind is all about manners, but then all the other ones are about other social skills, like Respect and Take Care and Listen and Learn. Wonderful bright pictures and simple text. Sorry we still need ours for a awhile :). Also, Clifford's Manners was a big hit with my son, and that's available on PBS.
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 8:15 PM ET
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You might want to check out www.doorposts.com - I'm probably going to be getting some of these for my kids very soon!

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 9:28 AM ET
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how about the book " Little book of Manners for Girls" http://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Manners-Courtesy-Kindness/dp/1565076788/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b I've used the boy book, it covered alot  in a simple, somewhat humorous way.

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 12:14 PM ET
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I have several of the Joy Berry books on my shelf. I have several more that don't have isbn's. They are listed under Joy Wilt though.

I would be willing to do a deal on these - all 13 hardback titles that I have for 4 credits. PM me so that I can adjust my shelf.

Thanks!

Chandra



Last Edited on: 4/25/09 5:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 4:27 PM ET
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I often use google books and found one today on teaching manners  here is the link, the book title is
"How to teach manners in the school-room"  I was reading the chapter on table manners and it give examples and reason why we use manners.  Excellent book.

YahChna in TN

Subject: manners
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 2:00 PM ET
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We did konos and it suggest a formal tea party complete with dressup and friends .it put the manners into action

Also use yours and insist on theirs

 

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 9:21 AM ET
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Thanks everyone!

These all sound like great ideas!  We're in the middle of moving, trying finish one house, sell another, so I'm hoping once we have a regular schedule and an actual table to eat on, things will smooth out!!! 

Lynn

Subject: Manners....
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 2:34 AM ET
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I found a book at the library today that I am steadily falling in love with. Its a big book of stories all about manners that could supplement any other trainig as well.

Its called :       Every Day Graces :   A Childs book of Manners

Edited, with commentary by Karen Santorun        ISBN1932236090

 

We are just getting into it but it looks like a great book, :)

 

Shamra