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Author Unkown: Fundamentally, good manners are the embodiment of one's moral respect and consideration of others.
Courtesy is to be polite, using good manners, keeping hands and feet to self, showing consideration to others and respecting someones space. Thoughtful and polite people get along with each other better. Saying and hearing the words, please, thank you, can I help you, and nice to meet you can brighten a persons day. Being courteous to each other brings about a society of civility. Courtesy means being aware of the people around you and treating them with respect and kindness.
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Eddycat Teaches Telephone Skills, by Ada Barnett, Pam Manquen, and Linda Rapaport; Younger
This book is a good beginning in using telephone manners and skills.
Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners), by Pamela Espeland;Older
The basics of polite behavior with full color cartoons and kid friendly text. Manners at home and school, and why their family deserves their best manners.
How Rude!: The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior and Not Grossing People Out, by Alex J. Packer
This is an etiquette book teens will want to read. It will keep them laughing, isn't preachy, and deals with issues that matter to them.
Activity: Good Manners
Write or draw about the importance of good manners.
1. With a real unplugged phone, have children practice good phone manners.
2. Brainstorm ways of showing manners other than using words, (sitting still, behavior with guests or at assemblies, not talking in a theater when the show is on, keeping hands and feet to self...).
3. Respecting someones space is being courteous. Write about what it means to respect someones space.
4. Have children introduce each other; look at the person and introduce by name. Joy, this is my friend Missy, Missy, this is my friend Joy. Joy and Missy respond with, Nice to meet you. You can involve a handshake if you wish.
Eddy Cat Teaches Telephone Skills:
Copy border page. Copy telephone on colored paper. Cut out and glue together. Take a toilet paper roll and cut around the roll at a slight angle to make telephone cord, and glue on.
Tiorio: You will never be a leader unless you first learn to follow and be led.
Frances Rodman: You may be on the top of the heap, but remember you're still part of it.
Sportsmanship goes beyond playing games. A person who is a good sport encourages others, is a team member who plays fairly, and a person who follows the rules in life. Sportsmanship includes respect for others, responsibility for self, and honesty. People with good Sportsmanship do not cheat, lose their temper, or criticize others. There is nothing wrong in wanting to win, it's the object of playing games. It is wrong to think that winning is more important than how we treat others. Also, a good sport waits patiently in lines at the grocery store, and forms a line without pushing their way to the front.
The Quarreling Book, by Charlotte Zolotow; Younger
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