Preschool Manner Activities
Help Them Learn Good
Having good manners is very important. Parents start teaching their
children at an early age to use good manners. Please, thank you, excuse me
and I’m sorry are important to all of us no matter how old we are.
Good manners are a necessary part of growing up. Having good manners can
make or break someone’s success in life. It shows courtesy and good moral
beliefs. Helping to reinforce good manners while children are in your care
will give the children a good foundation to grow on.
There are many ways to teach children good manners. Repetition is one way.
Saying the words over and over after talking to them about their meaning can
help a child to remember what the manners are used for.
Another great way to teach children good manners is by letting them follow
your example. Always be courteous and use your manners when talking or
interacting with the children. Also let them know its okay to correct you
if you do not use your manners.
If one of the children forgets to use their manners don’t punish them for
it. Just remind them that they are to be respectful of you also. They
might forget to say thank you so just say to them thank you and see if it
doesn’t spark something that reminds them.
Play games where manners need to be used. It can be any type of game just
put emphasis on the use of their manners. Change the rules around to
include using good manners and then use your imagination to make the game
work for this purpose. Kids love to play games so what better way than a
game to teach them.
Just remember that good manners are necessary in life. They can help us
succeed, give us a respectful foundation and can make anyone we come in
contact with feel a little special. Teaching and reinforcing good manners
is one way to insure each child has a good foundation for life.