Good Manners Month

September 10, 2016

September is National Children's Good Manners Month!

Why should we celebrate a month of good manners? Because it's polite to be polite, of course! Manners are a person's behavior towards other people. Therefore, we can show people consideration and respect through our behavior and actions in the form of good manners.

We all know that saying "please" when requesting something and "thank you" when our request is met displays good manners, but what else helps us to have good manners? Well, here at the library, we have all kinds of books about manners! These help us practice good manners and learn to be polite, no matter how young or old we are.

We really like Dinosaurs Don’t, Dinosaurs Do by Steve Björkman, Manners Time by Elizabeth Verdick, Will Princess Isabel Ever Say Please? by Steve Metzger, Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra, Emily’s Out and About Book by Cindy Post Senning & Peggy Post, Time to Say “Please”! by Mo Willems. Sharing these and other great books help us use our good manners. What other ways can you use good manners? Maybe hold doors open for people walking through, rake your neighbors leaves this fall, share a pencil with a friend--the list is endless!

So help us celebrate Good Manners Month be showing off you good manners. Here's a cute poem to share!

Good Manners Poem
(sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
We say, "Thank you." We say, "Please."
We don't interrupt or tease.
We don't argue. We don't fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren't too hard to learn.
It's really easy, when you find.
Good manners means

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