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Our classes are not stuffy, note-taking sessions. The kids are out of their seats alot and acting, playing, speaking, singing, etc. Your instructors are actors at heart, fun-loving and prepared to behave in a silly way which the kids enjoy!


Social Etiquette

Being comfortable in various social situations can ease the fear or awkwardness a child may feel. Lessons include:

  • Welcoming Behaviors (the 6 Musts when Meeting Someone)
  • The Importance of Eye Contact
  • Shaking Hands
  • Introducing Oneself
  • Responding When Introduced
  • Introducing Others
  • Showing Proper Respect (with our actions and our words)
  • Common Courtesies (Sharing, Including Others, Waiting Your Turn, Being On Time, Patience, Listening, many more)
  • Using Appropriate Language in Social Settings
  • Helping Behaviors 
  • Avoiding Rude Behaviors (Interrupting, Littering, Belittling Others, Wasting, Whispering, Bragging, Eye Rolling, Talking on and on and many more) 
  • Behavior for Public Places (Theater, Museum, Workplace, etc.)
  • Using Escalators, Elevators, and Doors
  • Behaving as a Good Host and Guest
  • Image and Clothing (Different Styles of Attire; What's Inappropriate; Being a Leader not a Follower)
  • Anti-Bullying Reinforcement
Communication Skills 
 
Knowing how to communicate properly builds self-esteem and leadership ability. Lessons include:
  • Proper Greetings and Introductions
  • Conversation/"Ice Breakers" and Asking Questions
  • Being a Great Listener
  • Body Language/Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Speaking and Use of Visual Aids
  • Telephone Etiquette (Answering, Taking a Proper Message, etc.)
  • Importance of an RSVP
  • Acts of Kindness and Respect
  • The Use of Please, Thank You, Excuse Me, I'm Sorry 
  • Thank You Notes
  • Gracious Gift Receiving
  • Meeting Persons with Disabilities
  • Compliments - Giving and Receiving
  • Being Interviewed
  • Electronic Etiquette (including texting, internet and cell phone use)
 
Table Manners*
 
It is important for children to learn dining skills so they can be comfortable in any dining situation, whether at home, a friend’s house, a future job interview, or even the White House!  Lessons include:

  • Place Settings (different depending on occasion)
  • Identifying Utensils, Glassware, Bowls, and Plates
  • Proper Use of Napkins
  • Selecting the Correct Utensils
  • Styles of Dining: American, Continental, Family, Buffet
  • Eating Various Foods: Bread, Soup, Dessert
  • Difficult to Eat/"Yucky" Foods
  • Behavior at the Table
  • Entering and Exiting; Proper Seating 
  • Handling Food Accidents
  • Posture and Conversation
  • Ordering Politely at a Restaurant
  • Resting/Finishing Position of Utensils
  • Being a Good Guest at a Dinner Party
*A meal will be served!

We practice all we have learned through interactive role-playing, games, songs and crafts as time permits. And our friend, Miss Mistake™, visits to show us her poor manners by doing all the wrong things.  We will learn, from Miss Mistake™, what not to do and we can help her do it right!

Girl Scout and Brownie Troops ~ did you know there are badges for "Making Friends," being a "Social Butterfly," and "Netiquette" (electronic etiquette)?
Cub Scouts ~ Manners Badge  
Boy Scouts ~ Communications, Disability Awareness and Public Speaking merits.  We can help you fulfill the requirements in a fun way!



"
Good Manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup."

~Bennett Cerf (publisher and co-founder of Random House Publishing)



Welcome
Why Learn Etiquette?
About the Instructors
Class Schedule and Fees
Testimonials and Photos
Registration
In the News
Contact Us
WelcomeWhy Learn Etiquette?ProgramsAbout the InstructorsClass Schedule & FeesTestimonials and PhotosRegistrationIn the NewsContact Us