Stories are a great tool to teach children good manners. Telling children to “behave” does not have the same effect as being told a story with a good moral. There are amazing books and stories from the lives of the prophets and Sahabah as well as other literature in the market that you can use to emphasize on the behaviour aspect you wish to teach.
How to play: Role-play the following situations:
- Two children are sitting at a table and colouring. One child needs a crayon that is out of his/her reach. It is within the reach of the other child. What should the first child say to the other child nearest to the crayon?
- The children are in line at the school canteen. Another child asks the second child in line to let him cut in. What should that second child in line do?
- The teacher is giving directions and one child in the class has a question to ask about the directions being given. What should that child do?
- One child has forgotten his lunch at home. What should the other children do in this situation?
Brainstorm some more scenarios and help children act it out and figure out the appropriate behaviour.
What it teaches: Empathy, compassion, manners and respect.
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