Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy Is Available!

The Christian Writer: Written with Stardust
The Christian Writer: Holy Water

Montessori at Home or School - How to Teach Grace and CourtesyI’m very excited to not only have a new eBook but to have a best-selling eBook! For a number of days, Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy  was the #1 homeschooling book on Amazon, both among Kindle books and homeschooling books in general! It isn’t just for homeschoolers, though. It’s designed to help both parents and teachers feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12.

About Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy

Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy is in two parts. Part 1 is about Montessori education and grace and courtesy. There are suggestions for parents and teachers of preschoolers and parents and teachers of elementary-age children. Teaching good manners to your own children or to your students is easier than you’d think. I also tell about my master’s dissertation, which was a study of Montessori grace and courtesy lessons used in a traditional day nursery in England.

Part 2 is the “Miss Manners” part. I give etiquette rules that are important for preschoolers through 12 year olds to learn. The book is fully indexed, so you can use it as a reference to look up any etiquette topic you have a question about. Yes, adults can learn from this, too! (I learned new etiquette rules and became more confident in others while doing the initial research for the book!)

Here are the topics covered in Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy:

PART I: USING THE MONTESSORI METHOD TO TEACH GRACE AND COURTESY

WHY USE THE MONTESSORI METHOD?

  CHAPTER 1: THE PRESCHOOL CHILD

     Montessori’s Ideas

     Methods for Parents and Teachers

     My Research Experience

  CHAPTER 2: THE ELEMENTARY-AGE CHILD

     Montessori’s Ideas

     Methods for Parents and Teachers 

PART II:  BASIC SOCIAL GRACES

RULES OF ETIQUETTE

  CHAPTER 3: INTRODUCTIONS

     When to Introduce People

     Basic Rules of Introduction

     Other Points of Introduction

     Responding to an Introduction

     Introducing Yourself

  CHAPTER 4: GREETINGS AND FAREWELLS

     Greeting Someone in a Public Place

     Greeting Someone in Your Home

     Saying Farewell

  CHAPTER 5: CONVERSATIONS   

     Beginning a Conversation

     Participating in a Conversation    

     Ending a Conversation

  CHAPTER 6: SAYING “PLEASE,” “THANK YOU,” AND “YOU’RE “WELCOME”

     “Please”

     “Thank You”

     “You’re Welcome”

  CHAPTER 7: SAYING “EXCUSE ME” AND “I’M SORRY”

     “Excuse Me”

     “I’m Sorry”

  CHAPTER 8: COPING WITH PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC

     Coughing or Sneezing

     Nose Blowing

     Yawning or Burping

     Gum Chewing

     Grooming

  CHAPTER 9: BATHROOM MANNERS

     Bathroom Manners for Private Bathrooms

     Bathroom Manners for Public Rest Rooms

  CHAPTER 10: CLEANING UP AFTER YOURSELF

     At Home

     At Someone Else’s House

     At a Public Place

  CHAPTER 11: HAVING FRIENDS VISIT

     Extending Invitations

     Having a Friend Visit

     Giving a Party

  CHAPTER 12: BEING A GUEST AT SOMEONE’S HOUSE

     Accepting or Declining an Invitation

     Visiting Someone or Spending the Night at Someone’s House

     Attending a Party at Someone’s House

  CHAPTER 13: TABLE MANNERS

     The Beginning of the Meal

     The Setting

     How to Use a Knife, Fork, and Spoon

     How to Eat Different Foods

     Serving

     Problems at the Table

     The End of the Meal

  CHAPTER 14: TELEPHONE MANNERS

     Answering the Telephone

     Phoning Others

     Cell/Mobile Phone Etiquette

  CHAPTER 15: LETTER WRITING

     Personal Letters

     Greeting Cards

     Invitations

     Acceptances and Regrets

     Thank-You Notes

     Letters of Congratulation

     Letters of Condolence

     Letters of Apology

     Business Letters

     E-Mails

CHAPTER 16: GAMES AND SPORTS

     Lessons for Games

     Lessons for Sports

  CHAPTER 17: SHOWING RESPECT

     Showing Respect for Everyone

     Showing Respect for Adults

     Showing Respect for Children

     Showing Respect for Yourself

The topics are divided into smaller sections so that you can teach preschoolers just a bit at a time.

You can look inside the book on Amazon as well. The Kindle version has 142 pages and is available for $7.99. If you don’t have a Kindle or tablet, there’s a free Kindle reading app for PC and a free Kindle reading app for Mac. There’s also a free Kindle Cloud Reader that lets you read Kindle books online in your browser.

Please check out Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy, the latest book from Spring Snow Publications!  :)

The Christian Writer: Written with Stardust
The Christian Writer: Holy Water

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