“Good Manners will open doors that the best education cannot” – Clarence Thomas
Before diving into exploring the 15 books about good manners for toddlers, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the importance of instilling these values from an early age. In today’s fast-paced and digitally connected society, teaching good manners has become even more crucial. It’s our responsibility as parents to guide our little ones in developing respectful and considerate behavior. Luckily, there are fantastic books available that can make this task enjoyable and engaging. So, let’s embark on this journey of discovering 15 exceptional books about good manners for toddlers that are specifically designed for them.
15 Books about Good Manners for Toddlers
1. Excuse Me! A Little Book of Manners
This is the perfect first book of manners for a toddler. The lift-the-flap book, filled with adorable illustrations of little babies, teaches important lessons on good manners. From saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to handling mishaps with grace, this book is a must-have addition to your library of books about good manners.
Louis is a little boy who has lots of thoughts in his head, which come out his mouth like lava out of a volcano!! A good book for preschoolers, this book teaches how being quiet at times is also a sign of good manners. Explore the world of good manners with these captivating books about good manners for preschoolers.
Another delightful addition to the “Grumpy Bunny” series, this book explores the importance of good manners. Join Hopper, the adorable bunny, as he discovers the power of saying “please.” Will it make a difference? Dive into this engaging book about good manners for toddlers and find out! Perfect for the 3+ age group.
Mo Willems is the author of the popular ‘Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus’ and he turns out another winner with this book. It includes a board game, where a bunch of little mice teach kids the appropriate situations to use words like sorry and please. Good for slightly older kids who can understand board games.
Kids can feel awkward around strangers and might not know how to behave. This book is ideal for such situations as it talks about Mr. Rabbit learning to behave with his new neighbors, the Otters, whom he barely knows. Preschoolers and early school goers will be delighted at the humorous way in which good social skills are introduced.
Although we tell children to be polite, they often don’t remember it when the situation arises. This book helps young kids by presenting different scenarios for being polite, which is great for role play. This book will work well for kids aged 3 and above.
Good manners go beyond just saying please and sorry, it also concerns asking before taking someone else’s possessions. This lovely book explains this concept to young children beautifully, which is also a great lesson in safety and staying away from things they’re not familiar with.
The friendly big red dog is back! Emily claims that Clifford has perfect manners since she’s taught him herself, and she’s right! Clifford exhibits the different kinds of good manners that everyone needs to have, including how to behave in public places. This is a good book if you’re planning to take your child to a movie or a circus. Good for preschoolers and older kids.
One thing most parents dread is their kids’ behavior when eating out or at a party. Well, it can’t get worse than how dinosaurs eat! This book uses humor to teach table manners, and the unruly dinosaurs soon learn their lesson!
The sweet little Madeline teaches us the importance of being polite and well mannered, especially to the people we live with. Kids will be encouraged to say please and thank you, as well as help and share with their family members. A lovely book for the 3 plus crowd.
Kids know the basics about saying please and thank you. But do they know what to say when they bump into a crocodile or are introduced to an elephant? Well that’s what this book is for! Prepare to chuckle your way to good manners with your child!
Super villain of numerous fairy tales, B.B. Wolf, a.k.a. Big Bad Wolf is back! Though he is now retired, he has become much more well mannered and polite, most of the time! This is a hilarious book that also shows that its’ okay if you forget at times!
Introduce good manners with cute animal stories! “Animals with Good Manners” is perfect for kids above 2. Explore more “books about good manners” for toddlers in our collection!
14. Don’t Do that
If there’s one thing common to kiddie habits all over the world, it’s probably the way they can’t resist picking their noses! If you’re tired of reminding your child about his nose-picking, this book should do the trick! Nellie picks her nose, but her finger gets stuck! What next?
Sometimes the best way to learn something is by knowing not how to do it! “Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry” is a great book about good manners for kids aged 3 and above. It’s one of the top picks among books about good manners for toddlers.
This list is sure to have something for everyone, even grownups! So which one are you going to pick for your child?
Do check out our list of books on healthy eating for toddlers too!