Manners & Kids

a special feature from
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders of

Before you know it… here comes that special time of the year, and there’s no better time than the holiday season to help children learn a little bit more about manners. We believe that a little please, thank-you, and consideration helps to create a healthy foundation for children to grow with – after all, manners are always in season.

What better way than to give children their very own ‘Thank-You Cards’; this is a year-round gift of love. The path to politeness is made easy with these ingenious traceable ‘thank-you’ notes from Letter Learning. No matter what the occasion, children can practice manners and handwriting all in one. Sending a note of gratitude couldn’t be easier.
For 5 years+ …available at:

Or, why not give a book on manners?
For children ages 4-8, there are entertaining books, such as:
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra

And for the older set, take a look at:
365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly

How Rude!: The Teenagers’ Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D

“Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”
~ Roger Moore