What are some types of good manners that you’ve learned about? Good examples include saying please and thank you, greeting people politely, waiting your turn, sharing with others, and being a good sport. Picking up after yourself is also good manners, and even smiling can show good manners!
Using good manners is important. Has someone ever shoved you in line, or not said hello when you walked in the door? That probably didn’t feel very nice! Always treat others with the same polite and considerate manners that you’d want them to show to you too!
ExplorationTreating others with kind, good manners is something everybody deserves. Big, small, young, old, from here or there or anywhere – all people should be treated with respect and good manners.
Some cultures have different traditions for ways to show politeness. Do you know special types of manners from any other countries? What about how to say please and thank you in other languages?
To say “please” in American Sign Language, place one hand flat on your chest and move it upwards and around in a small circle. To say “thank you,” place the tips of your fingers near your chin and lips and move your flat hand outwards so that your palm faces up!
Sources & links
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