Table Manners

CONTEXT ARTICLE

Table manners are sometimes scoffed at today. Some people might feel that even discussing the topic is old fashioned and outdated.

But the topic of table manners is included because they can go a long way in helping to boost childrens’ confidence.

To be able to display good table manners without thinking about it will stand children in good stead into adulthood. 

On a lighter note, imagine, in about ten years or so from now, your child will be a young adult. Imagine the anxiety of going on a first date and not being sure of what to do in a good restaurant. On the other hand, imagine the benefits of knowing just what to do without thinking. And of course, good table manners that come naturally will be very obvious at those business lunches!

Have some fun with discussing and exploring basic table manners!

CORE MESSAGES

• Having good table manners is important because it can make us feel confident when eating with others.

• Other people will notice your good table manners.

• The video mentions a few simple table manners to consider.

QUESTIONS TO START A CONVERSATION

• Why is it good to have table manners?

• Can you name some table manners?

OUR MANTRA

“I use my manners when I am able,

I remember my manners even at the table!”

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HOME ACTIVITY

Here’s a simple fun task about what’s on the table.

Click to print.

A4 HOME WALL POSTER

Print these posters as part of a set.

Collect one for each Topic.

CERTIFICATE

For a bit of fun, here’s a completion certificate to print out and complete. Try to collect them all!