A fun activity would be to make a Manners Monkey headband with your child! Make one for yourself, too and write polite words on the headband itself. Read these words with your child and explain what they mean. Then, write them on their headband and every time they use polite words give them a sticker or perform a polite action, again, give them another sticker. They will soon become just like Manners Monkey!
We hope you talk with your child about good manners. Below are some simple ideas to teach them:
1. To be a role model
2. To use polite words at home
3. To use polite words in conversations
4. To use polite words when you are talking on your phone
5. To be polite wherever you are in your language and your actions
Something as adults we sometimes seem to forget is the fact that our children are listening to what we say, they are watching what we do and they want to be like us when they get older. It's so important to be a role model for your child for you are the one they look up to first.
Encourage your child to write a letter to any of the Characters of Character. With a S.A.S.E. the character will write back and they will become Pen Pals!
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.