Wednesday, March 25

Say Please and Thank You

When we start teaching Gabz to say Please and Thank you, we thought that it was a daunting task. But then toddlers has an amazing brain that they could absorbed and learn things faster than you think. It just needs patience, constant reminder and relentless practice.

First, we start from the basic by saying Please. Every time she would asked for milk, we taught her to say " Mommy / Daddy, milk please". We will not moved or give her milk unless she said those "Magic Words". At first, you have to remind her all the time, but eventually she was able to say it unconsciously every time. Not only asking for milk, but even when she wants something from us.

Thank You. Goes with saying please, when you hand over something to her, she would have to say Thank you. We did the same thing with her, we say Thank you when she do something for us. Sometimes she tends to forget, but you have to remind her always, until it will come out naturally to her. Patience...patience..patience...

Teaching the basic Please and Thank you to toddlers are important in building good manners. It is nice to see other people faces lighted up every time she said Please and Thank you to them.These are some of the things that cost us nothing.

3 comments:

Kate Burton said...

Wow what the mind can do. I'm clicking through, looking at some new blogs through Entrecard and come across yours. When I was growing up in NY Bellevue was the name of a psychiatric hospital. What a pleasant surprise that your blog is not about that. Best wishes and good luck with the manners. It's not easy and you need to remind constantly but they get it eventually.

Andrea Singer said...

I liked this - I will be doing this with my little guy pretty soon!

madz said...

I also teach my niece about those words, 'Please' and 'Thank You'. It was so nice to hear those words from those youngsters :)