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Everyday Graces: Child's Book Of Good Manners

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The regrettable fact is that the subject of manners is not much discussed anymore, and good manners seem practiced even less. But good manners are a prerequisite for the growth of moral character; they are the habits of conduct and behavior by which we express in the most ordinary circumstances our fundamental respect for others, whether parents, friends, colleagues, or st ...more
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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Karen
Feb 19, 2016 Karen is currently reading it
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom, dad
Reading as part of our home education curriculum. Great book. Kids are always asking for a story out of this book!

Fun to grab this book during eating times when the kids get squirrely. It instantly gets their attention. Taking our time with this book and enjoying it.6/4/15

Still really enjoying this book and finding that taking our time with it is perfect! It gives us time to reflect and put the manners into practice..krb 2/13/16

Put this book into our Morning Time Basket..krb 2/19/16
Carrie
Jan 25, 2008 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
Here's another book that Matt gave me for Christmas. (Thank you, sweets!) It is a compilation of stories about good manners grouped into nice chapters, easy-to-reference chapters. We mostly read it on an as needed basis. Surprisingly, there are lots of good things you can learn from the mistakes of frogs and the like.
Michelle Johnson
May 26, 2015 Michelle Johnson rated it liked it
Recommends it for: families looking for quick/easy bible studies
Recommended to Michelle by: Aunt Theresa
Shelves: family-time
This took us a LONG time to get through. True, there were stops and starts but we hacked away at it over time.

It's a cute book. There are short stories spilled in amongst morals and lessons. We found several books the kids wanted in full. So that was great. Also, there were several poems we memorized. And one book of poetry they wanted.

We've read books we loved more but this is an easy book to read with only a short amount of time available. Since it's split up into such small segments you can
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Kaye
Mar 25, 2016 Kaye rated it really liked it
I would use selected stories from this book to teach students a lesson. For example to teach a lesson on telling the truth, I could read Mercury and the Woodman by Aesop and George Washington and the Cherry Tree. The students could compare and contrast these two stories and write their own tale to teach someone that telling the truth is the best policy.
Holyn
Aug 24, 2011 Holyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a wonderful book that helps children learn about everyday manners and a polite way to navigate the world by using poetry, fables, excerpts of stories, Bible verses, etc to teach rather than preach. After many of the stories the author adds a little thoughtful paragraph about what the child can take from the story and how he/she can apply it to life. I think it would be fun to incorporate this into a bedtime routine - almost like a daily devotional.

AA is still a little too young to really
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Veronica
May 03, 2013 Veronica added it
Shelves: manners
I'm working on creating a booklist for my local public library. This book was one in consideration for this list.

Not going on my list. Another book for adults to relate to children. It's a collection of stories, yes, but there are too many of the classic stories, and I want to incorporate the newer stuff into my list.
Angela
Jan 18, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
This is a sweet book filled with passages from classical stories, poems, and literature that discuss topics of good manners and also builds character. It includes and array of authors from C.S. Lewis to Hans Christian Anderson. So far, the kids have really enjoyed listening to me read from this book.
Jasmine Crocker
Nov 13, 2013 Jasmine Crocker rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This story gives examples of good manners children can learn and practice.

This can be used in the classroom for setting an example of the manners children can use when talking to one another or to an adult.
Ashley
Sep 04, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I read the 2012 edition, so it's updated and there are a few changes. I think this will be a great resource in teaching our children.
Jennifer Hughes
Cute book in the vein of the "Book of Virtues" books. Great bedtime reading because you have a captive audience!
Bethany Hunt
Mar 05, 2013 Bethany Hunt rated it it was amazing
A great resources for teaching children. I really love that it incorporates Bible verses throughout with the stories.
Jenny
Aug 06, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
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This is a fantastic collection of stories and poems. I need to buy it!
Kristy
Aug 29, 2012 Kristy rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book every family should own!
Pamela
Apr 09, 2010 Pamela rated it really liked it
Excellent book to read with your kids. They will love the stories and learn important lessons on the way!
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