Nonfiction Book Review: A Parent’s Guide to Manners for Kids

A Parent's Guide to Manners for Kids by Katie McVeigh
A Parent’s Guide to Manners for Kids: Lessons, Games, and Activities for Home, School, and Beyond
by Katie McVeigh

4 out of 5 stars

This book gives fun games, activities, and lessons to teach children ages 6-13 about how to have good manners. There are chapters about “Everyday Etiquette, Good Impressions, Eating with Manners, Playing Nice, and Technology Etiquette.”

The lessons include basic things like opening the door for someone, receiving and giving gifts, getting into a car with a friend’s family, and observing elevator etiquette to not push all the buttons. The all-important thank you note is, of course, included!
There are sections about being a host or guest at a party, being a good listener, how to send a mannerly email, how to order food at a restaurant, and how to be a gracious loser.
The games include things like crafts, puppet shows, making a diorama or cardboard robot, playing go fish or bingo, freeze tag, and even drawing a comic book. These activities look really fun!

There are instructions for the parents on how to teach their children these lessons, how to do the activities together, and how to be an example of good manners for their kids. I love how this involved both sides, parents and children, in having more kindness and compassion through their manners towards others.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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