Manners Monkey

Manners Monkey is one of nine Characters of Character. By introducing this trait to a child will help them to understand and to internalize the meaning of good manners. Manners Monkey teaches children that minding their manners can lead to successful learning and friendships. Manners Monkey opens up the discussion of good manners, what does that mean? From using polite words such as please and thank you to having good manners in everyday situations. Teaching a child to be polite is necessary, not only to use their manners at home, but at school and in the community. Manners Monkey says: “MIND YOUR MANNERS”!

Manners Monkey offers a Resource Book filled with reproducible materials for the parent, educator or caregiver which children find it easy to understand the trait and internalize the character for a lifetime as well along with a social story to reinforce the trait. There is a Bulletin Board Book filled with posters and activities to engage and empower children, and to be used as visual reminders to be of good character. The Resource Book offers suggestions and activities to do with the children referencing the following:

  • Introducing Manners Monkey
  • ‘I Am’ book
  • Stationary for the teacher
  • Manners at the table
  • Everyday common courtesy
  • Manners at a friend’s house
  • Manners in public
  • Encouraging others to use manners
  • Manners in the classroom
  • Manners at a birthday party
  • Manners Monkey holding a pencil
  • Black and white posters
  • Various worksheets
  • Incentives, evaluations, and notices home
  • Journal ideas and writing prompts

These tools can be used as is, as a sticker chart, as a notice home which builds the home to school link, as book covers to create a character journal or build a character center, create a traveling book or just color! They are yours to be creative with and to empower the children around you. How fun!

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