All 10 Manners Made Easy Animated Videos;
Enjoy all 10 short stories of the Manners Made Easy animation videos.
Where are my Manners?:
Young children enjoy the feeling of being loved and accepted. The knowledge that the parent or care -giver approves of their behaviour is comforting for the little one. It is this very need to be accepted and loved that we will use to make the child accept the importance of good manners. In this Manners Made Easy Video we show the children that a person with manners is someone with whom others want to play and be around. Mannerly behaviour makes people smile and feel happy.
The Magic Words:
This Manners Made Easy video deals with the importance of the ‘Magic words.’ The words: ‘Please’ ’Thank you’ and ’You’re welcome’ are a small and seemingly insignificant part of our daily conversations. But, they really are appreciated by whoever is on the receiving end of them!
Many people think that a child, who has managed to pick up the habit of saying these words, is essentially a ‘polite’ child and they’re very impressed. Even though there is a whole lot more to being a polite child, we all know that first impressions are lasting ones, so it is a good place to start!
The great thing about teaching this life lesson is that children usually paraphrase the parents and caregivers in their lives. They begin to copy them and eventually a good habit is formed. It is not a difficult lesson to teach, but one that requires great patience and you must be prepared to reinforce this concept ALL DAY LONG!
Our aim is to get children to understand that these phrases are part of everyday conversations. They occur in all languages around the world! The reality is that as children grow up, they learn to respect and admire those children who have acquired this habit and often turn away from those who refuse to use these phrases during games. The benefits of using these simple, yet magic words become crystal clear!
Thank you for having me:
This Manners Made Easy Video teaches children the importance of being a polite guest. As part of a child’s socialization, they will be invited on ‘play dates’.
This will either be the child’s idea or his mother’s! Either way, the child should enjoy being at another person’s house, should feel comfortable being away from his/her Mom for an afternoon and behave in such a way that he/she is invited again in order for friendships to flourish.
Boasting & Bragging:
It is natural for a child to boast about something he is very proud of e.g.: his Dad has bought a new car and he tells everyone he knows that it is the most expensive and the best car on the road. Often the children’s reaction to this boastfulness is negative, thereby curbing the child’s boasting. He soon realizes that he did not get the ‘wow’ response he was looking for.
This Manners Made Easy Video serves as a gentle reminder to children not to be boastful, but they need to know that it is okay to show excitement about something as wonderful and exhilarating as a new car. We don’t want a bunch of emotionless robots that are afraid to show joy when something wonderful has happened to them!
Being proud is okay but bragging is NOT. We need to teach the difference.
In this Manners Made Easy Video we show that children also experience different feelings, such as anger and being scared. However, perhaps do not understand why they are feeling the way they are or even understand why they behaved in such a way. Children are a lot more honest in expressing their feelings than adults are we tend to hide our true feelings as they often make us feel vulnerable.
Watch children play – look at the different emotions or feelings that are open and honest. Children experience joy or happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, irritation or frustration. Once their emotion has been vocalized or enacted, it is passed and they move on. If you ask a child to explain the emotion, they will look at you quite quizzically – not understanding the reason for your question or explanation.
This lesson aims to warn the children about sulking and the effects it has on the people around them. They also need to understand what sulking is: what kind of behaviour constitutes sulking?
The need for this lesson became very clear when discussing the program with a man who owns a restaurant.
In fact, we had almost overlooked this very important lesson. After he began to tell us about how badly he and his staff are treated by the majority of people visiting his restaurant – both adults and children, the importance of this little lesson became very clear.
Whining & Nagging:
This lesson tackles the unfortunate habit of whining and nagging. Children of all ages have been known to do this and it must be discouraged as soon as possible! Because it is a habit, it is behaviour which has to be ‘unlearnt’ and replaced with more desirable actions.
At times, parents’ ears become so used to this onslaught and begin to accept that this is the way their children communicate! In this Manners Made Easy Video we remind the children that there are far better ways of being noticed, getting attention or even receiving something that you want. We will show them that the result will be that they will be happy, and their parents will be happy! A win-win situation!
This lesson deals with a young child’s tendency be bossy to their friends and always wanting to be in charge. We aim to teach children a sense of humility in order for them to know their good qualities. If they believe in themselves, they will feel powerful. With this strength, they do not feel the need to assert their power whilst playing with others.
Hopefully, the need to be “king pin” starts to diminish as they don’t need to build their self-esteem and become more self-confident. A positive spin off of this new behaviour is that the child tends to listen to others while they talk, instead of always wanting to usurp their power. They are willing to let someone else have a chance to be in the limelight, as they feel good enough about themselves.
This lesson is all about apologizing. Sometimes, saying sorry is so hard to do, even for adults, possibly MORE SO for adults. This is because they may never have been taught to say sorry.
Once you get the hang of it, it is easy. It simply takes practice, so that the person doesn’t feel embarrassed and proud and is able to simply say: ‘I didn’t mean it, I’m truly sorry!’ If we teach our children from a young age, it will become second nature to apologise for any wrong-doings.