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Be Polite and Kind (Learning to Get Along) (Learning to Get Along®) [Kindle Edition]

Cheri J. Meiners , Meredith Johnson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior.

This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others.

Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.

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Demonstrates ways of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies, and respecting the feelings of others. Includes role-playing activities.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3781 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (15 Dec. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0029U26DI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #550,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series of books 31 Mar. 2011
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Ideal reading books for children with asd especially.
Lots of hints and tips in back of book to keep things interesting
Book will last a few years for learning phases
Well written
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Social Story 8 Dec. 2012
By Kate_28
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Read this regularly to my autistic son. These type of stories seem to help him understand the world around him. I have to adjust the language a bit when we read it- a bit American. I can also recommend 'Hands are not for Hitting'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Dec. 2014
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Excellent series - would recommend it for 3-year olds onwards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book (and series!) that teaches without preaching. Added bonus: helpful for ASD children. 21 Mar. 2008
By Shashi - Published on
We own almost all the books in Cheri Meiners series. This particular one simply and beautifully illustrates the aplication of everyday manners through different scenarios that will be interesting and often familiar to most children. It supports, through example, the work that parents do at home teaching children everyday manners.

However, an added (and perhaps hidden) bonus of this and many if not all of the books in the series will interest parents of children on the autism spectrum. This and many of the other titles have opened a window to the kind of knowledge that simply does not come naturally to my daughter with high functioning autism. This title and others in the series (in particular Share and Take Turns, Listen and Learn, and Understand and Care) provide a framework for understanding social interactions and rules that is warm, supportive, loving, inclusive, natural, and most importantly, instructive.

I have watched how the lessons contained within them seamlessly flow into her daily conversation and life ("May I please have some Cheddar Bunnies, Mommy?" - this after a couple of readings of "Be Polite and Kind"). I know they have helped her think through the kinds of things that do not come naturally to her and equally importantly, give her the language framework to apply them. I highly recommend these books not just for children on the spectrum but for any parent or even teacher who is looking for an entertaining, non-preachy way to expand upon lessons on good social behavior or more simply, per the title of the series, is interested in helping their child learn "how to get along".
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Books for Character Building and Emotional Development 13 Sept. 2007
By Leigh Serrie - Published on
I love all the books in this series. I am introducing these to my 4-year-old son who just started pre-school, and we are working on how he expresses fear/anger/sadness as well as manners. I have looked at quite a few options and like this series the best. This book introduces the topic of manners, shows examples of manners in actions, as well as the benefits of being gracious. Also, Meiners balances this with what happens when we do not use good manners and how we can make amends.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, excellent series 26 Jan. 2007
By Triplet mom - Published on
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I highly recommend this and all the other books from this series. The concepts are simply stated and are dealt with in a variety of ways. It encourages kids to think through things themselves. The artwork is delightful. The books are short enough to hold their attention. The kids love all the books we have in this series, and you can find just about any topic you are needing help with.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Free Spirit Press! 8 Dec. 2011
By J - Published on
This book is slightly old for my students, (preschool), but perfect for reminding 5-7 year olds about manners. So many kids don't get this modeling at home these days, I find myself having to teach please and thank you at school. This series is an awesome addition to any early childhood classroom.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so helpful 23 May 2013
By dawn - Published on
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it helped me teach my son how to chill out think about what he would do or think if some one else was to be rude or ignore him hes only 5 and hes doing a ton better with his manners
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