Manners Themes of the Week December 2, 2019

This week we will review Meeting and Greeting, and Good Guest and Host.

Ask your child about Meeting and Greeting people!

Ask your child to show you how to meet or greet adults, and look for the three things that we discussed.

1. Make good eye contact.
2. Have a firm handshake.
3. Use a clear and loud enough voice.

• Remind your child to use these skills before you walk into any social situation, where they will have the opportunity to shake hands with people.
• Role-play meeting or greeting people with your child, before they walk into a possible situation where they need to do this.
• Remind your child to always acknowledge adults who they know. They should walk up to the adult, offer to shake hands, and say hello.
• Look for opportunities to reinforce this behavior, such as telling your child to thank a coach after a practice or game, and shake his/her hand.
Ask your child the following questions about being a good guest, and a good host:
• What are the three things that we should remember when we have a guest come over?
o Invite the person to come in.
o Ask the person to have a seat, or lead them to where you would like to entertain them.
o Ask the person if he would like something to drink.
• What are some things that we should remember when we are a guest at someone’s house?
o Knock or ring the doorbell once, and be patient while your host gets to the door.
o Wait to be invited inside. Never barge in.
o Do not walk around the house on your own. Wait until your host tells you where to go.
o When it is time to leave, clean up, and thank your hosts.

View our fun video with Professor Maynard on Meeting and Greeting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44W6eGnrCZA