4 Picture Books To Teach Children Food Manners



Teaching children the ins and outs of manners can be an exhausting experience for parents as well as teachers. It is a long process. Teachers and parents should work in collaboration to make it happen. Teaching good manners to children is important so that they can interact with others politely and appropriately. In Child Care Chino, CA, teachers use picture books to promote good manners among their students. So, if you want to know which books to be used to reinforce good manners at home, please refer to the below-mentioned list of books.

Penguin Says “Please” by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal

This cute picture book portrays a penguin who starts his day asking for things in various situations. But his requests are only granted when he says ‘please’. The simple language, bright and bold illustrations make this book perfect for the 1 to 3 years crowd. This book is a great resource for teaching manners in a positive way and for social-emotional learning at home. Toddlers love this book and adults adore this excellent piece to encourage emotional awareness in their children.

The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

This is a popular book among pre-schoolers, and they love Norris, the bear who is patiently waiting for the last fruit to fall from a tree. During the story he realizes that he is not the only one who is waiting for the fruit, there are many others. As the title suggests, the bear decides to share the fruit with others. Sharing is a virtue, and Day Care Chino CA teachers use this picture book to help kids understand its value. Gorgeous illustration and the sweet story with a moral on patience, sharing, and friendship make this book a must-read for the kids.

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

This cute silly book is an all-time favorite among kids as well as adults. Here the story is about a father chicken reading story to his little red chicken who asks many questions and keeps on interrupting. He reads all the classic fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel, and the Little Red Riding Hood. So, if your little ones know these classics, they will find it enjoyable and funny. Reading this humorous book teaches them the importance of not interrupting others when they are talking, reading, or doing anything important.

Mind Your Manners, B.B Wolf, by Judy Sierra and illustrated by J. Otto Seibold

This is an extremely popular picture book to teach children the importance of being polite to others. In Child Care Chino, CA kids love to read this book as it showcases a big bad wolf (B.B wolf) going to a children’s library. As he goes there, his best friend a toothsome crocodile warns him to mind his manners. At the library, the B.B Wolf sings a song, remembers to say, ‘thank you’ and ‘please’, and gives his big smile ever. This hilarious read-aloud story helps children understand the importance of learning good manners.

Apart from the above, you can also use Emily’s Everyday manners by Peggy Post and Cindy Post, and How Do Dinosaurs eat their Food? By Jane Yolen to promote good manners among your children.