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Manners

Reading book "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and emphasizing verbal manners

Month 3 · Activity 13 ·   Character Traits

Instructions

  • Read the book “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by Jim Aylesworth or Read/Listen here to "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" by Jan Brett
  • Chat about Goldilock’s manners
  • For example, Did she have permission to enter the bear's home?; Was it okay to eat their food without asking?; Did she apologize for breaking the chair?
  • Teach the child to communicate verbally (no pointing) when they would like something on the table. For example, “Please, pass me the fruit.”
  • Practice passing food to the right (counterclockwise) at the table.  At mealtime have a dish to pass for a child to practice - using a plastic or wooden serving bowl is best
  • (Manners also in Activity 8 for Month 3)

Simplify

Encourage child to tell you what are good table manners.

Extend

After reading “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” or Read/Listen here, ask the child what was the first thing Goldilocks did after entering the house.  Ask what she did next and what was the last thing that happened in the story.

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Why is it not polite to enter a home without an invitation?

How do you know this book is a pretend story or fairy tale?

If your stuffed animals could talk, what would they say?

Materials

  • Language Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills