Kid Need Help With Manners?

 Working in a restaurant for as long as I did, I was able to witness all sorts of kids...
I would try to speak with a parent if their kid was extra polite, as I wanted them to know it was noticed. With the other kids, I would pray that whenever I had a child, it would NOT end up like that.   For the most part, I do believe Broxton is a well mannered child.  Please do not get me wrong, he is a typical 3 year old,  but we are working on manners all the time. 
One thing for me growing up in South Georgia is "mam and sir"  it bothers me when he does not say it and we automatically correct him.  I know that is not a thing in other areas,  but in South Georgia, it is RUDE not to say it... That was one of the first things I noticed when moving to Atlanta... I mean, we are still in Georgia, but it is so much of a melting pot that it has gone away...

 
When I had the chance to review, Soup Should Be Seen, Not Heard! by Beth Brainard, I was excited to read it... It was a manners book.... for kids... Not a manners book for parents to try and teach kids, it was actually for kids!!!
As soon as it arrived, I immediately noticed that the layout is not like a typical book.  Where as books are printed "portrait" this is printed "landscape."  Also, it has a neat spiral binding, not the kind for most adult books...
Then, you open the book:
You are greeted by a drawing that introduces you to the "Good Idea Kids" and their dog.
Then, you immediately jump into "The Basics" of being polite. 

I have to admit something to you now...
I am learning things too!!!
The book starts with using magic words (please, thank you, so on...) that we use around here daily...
but then it goes a step further and teaches kids about introduction. 
It tells them about introducing themselves (first and last name) and about asking someone their name if they don't offer it to you...
Then, it teaches them about introducing other people to one another... and the best was that they said that when introducing a person to a kid, it is a "good idea" to tell the kid the grownups last name...
I love that... then, the grownup can tell them to call them something else if they want...

We are really into the Mrs. so and so... and Mr. so and so...
If the adult wants them to call them Mary or Joe, that is their decision...

When the book turned to conversation... I loved that it said do not answer a question with just a yes or no, but to engage in conversation... and when introducing people to tell something about that person, to make it easier for people to chat!!!!

I have loved this book and I do not want to give more away...
I will tell you that I think this would be a great book for all kindergarten/first grade classes to have...
That way, the teacher could read it with the class, but also allow for the kids to flip through and refresh their memory on the different pointers during reading time!!!
(It even comes with extras for parents and teachers.. including LESSON PLANS!)
FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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