Children hear the phrase “use your manners” quite often as they learn important social skills, but what exactly are manners? This song describes and gives examples of manners, both good and bad. What better way to teach manners than in a song?
“Manners” provides opportunities to address these objectives:
- Improve understanding of manners
- Increase social skills
- Increase verbalization (articulation of “m” sound)
- Improve fine motor skills
As an introduction to songwriting, brainstorm with the participants what good manners look like, and create lyrics around their ideas.