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Holiday Manners for Children

Children who attend this workshop will learn manners that help them to be comfortable and courteous around others; this will make the holiday festivities more enjoyable for themselves, friends and family. Topics will include the following:

  • Why manners matter; the power they give children to make themselves and others feel happy and important
  • How to introduce themselves and others with eye contact and a firm handshake
  • Table manners: how to set a table; utensil and napkin handling; cutting technique; asking for/passing food, ways to compliment the cook and dilemmas such as a bone in the mouth, sneezing/coughing, foods they don’t like and allergies. We will practice with snacks using china/linens.
  • General social graces: how to respond to a compliment; holding a door for someone; offering an adult their seat; accepting a gift and writing a thank-you note

Location: Morse Institute Library, Natick

Date/Time Saturday, November 7 from 10:15 – 12:15.

Each child will receive a workbook and a gift of note cards.

Suggested attire: dress, skirt or slacks with blouse or sweater for girls; pants with shirt or sweater for boys.

Registration required; visit the Library’s Children’s Room or call the Library at 508-647-6522. Space is limited.