No matter where we go, I am constantly reminded of why I teach my children manners. It seems like everywhere, kids are running rampant without their manners upsetting others in the process. It also becomes pretty clear whether or not parents try to instill these manners in their children.
It’s frustrating, to say the least, when your children have been waiting patiently in a line to do an activity, only to be cut in front of by children who simply don’t care. Beyond that, though, it’s irritating when the parent acts like it’s not only normal, but acceptable. And, then I have to explain to my kids that some people don’t understand manners, but those who use manners make it a practice to be kind and thoughtful, and that this isn’t their world. We share, take turns, and say please and thank you. And, people will be appreciative of their efforts to use their manners way more than if they didn’t try at all.
And, now that my daughter’s in school, I get regular reminders of why we work so hard to teach our kids manners. Every one of her teachers has thanked us at least once (but usually often) for having a well-behaved and well-mannered child. She listens when she’s supposed to, talks when it’s okay, and says please and thank you.
Manners are important for kids to learn, but I don’t teach them solely through actions at home. We use books as teaching aides, especially with my daughter. She catches on to subjects and concepts pretty easily, so reading books is our go-to-activity when trying to explain something new. And, we use this technique when we have to work on important childhood lessons.
It’s hard to gauge whether or not my almost 3 year old son understands in the same way. But, we continue to read.
So, we rely on books. So, I’m sharing a big list of kids books about manners with you.
Over 20 Kids Books About Manners
We have read some of the kids kids books about manners. Others on this list are ones that look like things we’d enjoy reading and have gotten some pretty good reviews. I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these books to your kids. And whether or not you find that reading books helps your children understand things better.Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners Manners Time (Toddler Tools) Dude, That’s Rude!: (Get Some Manners) (Laugh & Learn®) Manners at School (Way To Be!: Manners) 365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children and Teens Learn Etiquette The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners Manners A Smart Girl’s Guide: Manners (Revised): The Secrets to Grace, Confidence, and Being Your Best (Smart Girl’s Guides) Manners Can Be Fun Manners on the Playground (Way To Be!: Manners) Manners with a Library Book (Way To Be!: Manners) Manners in the Lunchroom (Way To Be!: Manners) Manners at the Table (Way To Be!: Manners) Manners in the Library (Way To Be!: Manners) How Rude!: The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out Manners in Public (Way To Be!: Manners) Excuse Me: A Little Book of Manners (Lift-the-Flap Book) Manners on the School Bus (Way To Be!: Manners) Margaret Wise Brown’s Manners (Little Golden Book) Table Talk: A Book about Table Manners (Building Relationships) Manners Are Not for Monkeys Clifford’s Manners (Clifford 8×8) Learn Good Manners with Charles Say Please, Little Owlet: (Children’s book about the Little Owlet Who Learns Manners, Rhyming Kids book, Bedtime Story, Picture Books, Ages 3-5, Preschool Books) The Please and Thank You Book (Little Golden Book)
Have you read any kids books about manners?
What were some of your favorites?