There are lots of books on manners for kids, and most of my preschool attendees have clearly been taught their Ps and Qs, and dutifully say thank you after storytime. But today I discovered how completely oblivious kids can be to discussions of manners. I had a rude little puppet who kept interrupting, picking her nose, and saying mean things. The kids and I talked about how we should behave, and how to say the “magic” words. That is until I was interrupted by a little girl who wanted to tell me about her stuffed panda, and then the boy who wanted to tell me about how he fell once. Let me say this again–in the middle of discussing how it is rude to interrupt, I was interrupted twice by kids who felt no self-awareness of the situation. Anyways, here is a manners round up for your politeness pleasure:
I’d love any other suggestions for manners and etiquette books suitable for preschool storytime!