“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot”
The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society. Using manners at the table is all about taming impulsivity. And because willpower and self-restraint are recognized predictors of success in life, they’re worth nurturing. Expecting children to control themselves at the dinner table is the right way to begin teaching these skills.
As a part of Table Manners activity we at PPSCIS have identified two keys when it comes to teaching table manners to young children: repetition and modeling.
Young children don’t learn good habits quickly. Set the rules, keep them simple, and then repeat them a zillion times a week as needed until they’re mastered and Be patient.
The second part, modeling, is harder. This means you have to lead by example. Following this model The teachers of Pre primary Ms. Niyati Sharma, Ms. Tirumala Kodam and Ms. Shiji AV taught the kids the basic table manners by play way method. The students were asked to bring napkins, spoons, forks, plates and fruits and were shown how to organize and eat their food with etiquette. The children enjoyed the activity and were proud that they could do it all by themselves. Such activities strengthen their belief in themselves and make them more responsible and well behaved. Teaching kids manners is a big part of education, and it’s worth talking about, because raising well-mannered children is in everyone’s best interest.