Here at Rainbow Child Care Centers we think that it is important to develop the whole child. Every month we focus on one character trait that we feel will help the children grow into competent members of society through our Kids of Character program. During the month of October our focus is on politeness. Being polite is a way of life and is not something that should be pulled out only for special occasions. By exposing children to polite habits and good manners early in their life, it will come more natural to them at home and out in public. By modeling skills such as using “Please” and “Thank You”, covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, sharing, asking to be excused, and taking turns you will begin to instill polite habits in your child.
At home, you can help teach your child politeness by:
Your child learns best by watching you. So, remember to use your manners too. The more they see you being polite, the more they will remember to use those skills too!