Teaching Good Manners

Of course the best way to teach good manners and behavior is by example, but sometimes it helps to have fun stories, games and visual aids as supplements. We've rounded up some of our favorites and hope you'll add to the list in the comments.

FIRST ROW

1 How To Speak Politely and Why, How To Behave and Why and Manners Can Be Fun by Munroe Leaf

2 Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller (this has also been adapted into a film)

3 By Order of the Management prints by John W. Golden

4 Little Dos and Don'ts Box Set by Karen Katz

5 The Grouchy Ladybug and The Grouchy Ladybug Game by Eric Carle

SECOND ROW

6 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic by Betty MacDonald (including our favorite chapter, "The Bad-Table-Manners Cure")

7 P is for Polite print by Paper Packs

8 Thanks a LOT, Emily Post! by Jennifer Larue Huget (available 9/22/09)

9 Good Manners flashcards by eeBoo

10 Rules of the Wild: An Unruly Book of Manners by Bridget Levin

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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