Be Polite and Kind

Overview


When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior.

This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others.

Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s ...

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Overview


When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior.

This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others.

Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.

Demonstrates ways of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies, and respecting the feelings of others. Includes role-playing activities.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Good manners and politeness are important social skills that need to be taught at a young age. Cheri Meiners' book is a wonderful resource for a classroom teacher or a parent to support the emotional and social growth of young children and to reinforce appropriate behavior. The book models different interactions and solutions in simple words with realistic illustrations. Presented in a gentle and positive way, this is a perfect read-aloud for a lesson about manners. Also, this book can be used as a reference when situations arise involving both positive behavior and problems relating to correct manners. The large print, spacing, and familiar vocabulary make it ideal for the K/1 reader. An added bonus is an extra section at the end of the book for adults filled with extension activities. There are discussion questions, games, and suggestions for working with children to help them learn these important skills. Part of The Free Spirit "Learning To Get Along" series, these books assist young learners in understanding responsibility and having respect for themselves and others. A welcome addition to the library of anyone involved with the welfare of children. 2004, Free Spirit Publishing Inc., Ages 3 to 7.
—Arlene Connolly
School Library Journal
PreS-K-These offerings introduce children to the language and behaviors of positive social interaction. Each book has scenarios displaying appropriate responses to difficult situations. Be Polite encourages the use of words that show thoughtfulness and respect for others when asking for help, receiving gifts, apologizing, acknowledging when a friend does a nice thing, and expressing feelings. Join in shows readers different ways to welcome others and play cooperatively. In both books, speech bubbles emphasize appropriate language. A diverse, multiethnic cast of children and adults fills the brightly colored cartoon illustrations. Questions, activities, and games for extension of the skills presented in the narratives are appended. Useful resources for parents, teachers, and counselors.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Useful resources for parents, teachers, and counselors." —School Library Journal

"Fills a demand for simple, straightforward books promoting social skills and attitudes helpful to preschool and primary-grade children." —Booklist

Learning Magazine's Teacher's Choice Award Finalist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442057623
  • Publisher: Baker & Taylor, CATS
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Learning to Get Along Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri and her husband, David, have six children. They live in Laurel, Maryland.
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