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19 Life-changing Toys and Books for Rude Kids – Tools for Good Behavior

Knowing the difference between a salad fork and a dinner fork is not critical. Knowing when to say “please” and “thank you” are pleasant. And it’s an absolute must to understand what behavior is not acceptable in polite society. These toys, books, and games help you reinforce good manners and values in a non-critical way.

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The Kid's Responsibility Board

The Kid's Responsibility Board

Knowing what is expected, when it’s expected, and the value thereof is all detailed in the Kid’s Responsibility Chart. Your child will be able to clearly see the chores that will help him or her contribute to the efficient running of your household. Plus, math skills to figure out how much their “paycheck” will be.$55.00

Magnetic Reward Behavior Chart

Magnetic Reward Behavior Chart

Choose a magnetic chore chart you can customize for multiple kids, various chores, and behaviors. Kids can earn stars and set a reward goal. This chart offers some flexibility, too, because everyone has off days, so setting goals by number of stars earned instead of locking it into a time frame allows for breathing room.

$17.90


eeBoo Good Manners Flash Cards

eeBoo Good Manners Flash Cards

Kids aren’t born knowing how to act right. This adorable set of “Good Manners” flash cards from eeBoo is a fun and interactive “game” you can play with your youngster to help instill socially acceptable behavior. From polite responses to accepting compliments to common respect, your child will have a good foundation for social interaction.

$13.99


Sesame Street Elmo Manners Books

Sesame Street Elmo Manners Books

Elmo, the beloved character from Sesame Street, is featured in a set of eight books which focus on developing good manners and appropriate social behaviors. With uplifting lessons in empathy and interacting with others, these familiar faces will help your child become a well-rounded and popular person who will be a pleasure to interact with.

$10.95


Don't Bite Your Friends!

Don't Bite Your Friends!

Teaching a tot not to bite is difficult, but crucial to day-to-day activities of a toddler. Whether baby interacts with siblings, extended family, or daycare, a biting habit can make your precious an unwanted presence. Muno is a hand puppet who, along with this adorable board book, “Don’t Bite Your Friends!”, teaches them with humor.

$6.15


How Rude! Teenagers' Guide

How Rude! Teenagers' Guide

Bad behavior shouldn’t be acceptable, regardless of age. We have a book especially for teens, titled “How Rude! The Teenagers’ Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out.” Written with a humorous perspective, it actually engages young people and helps them understand the nuances of acting right and becoming more popular.

$22.99


Please and Thank You

Please and Thank You

“Please and Thank You” is a precious pull and play book because you’re never too young to learn proper etiquette. Adorable characters interact in this well-presented set of life lessons that appeal to the younger set. Tabs to pull reveal fun surprises while reinforcing the importance of appropriate actions and words in social situations.

$10.99


Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

“Llama Llama Mad at Mama” features everyone’s favorite little llama and his frustration on a shopping trip with Mama. He’s not having a good time, and when he has a tantrum, Mama needs to help him calm down quickly. This is a relatable little book you will enjoy sharing, and help prevent the next meltdown.

$16.99


TimeTokens Screen Time

TimeTokens Screen Time

Some toys are mindless distractions, and electronic devices can fall into that category. It’s important to limit screen time – television, computer, tablet, and video games – but it’s not always easy. TimeTokens is an innovative set that helps children manage their limits, and even have some say in what the limits are. It’s win-win.

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Bad Attitude: A Sure Way to Look Rather Silly

Bad Attitude: A Sure Way to Look Rather Silly

Cartoons are a fun way to look at serious issues. This spiral-bound book, titled “Bad Attitude: A Sure Way to Look Rather Silly” features 44 pages of therapeutic cartoons created for youngsters from about grade 3 through grade 8. It helps them recognize unacceptable traits and how to manage themselves in socially preferred ways.

$11.00


Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Responsibility Chart

Melissa & Doug are iconic in the world of children’s accouterments. Seven days and a column for seven responsibilities are ideal for a child learning to contribute to the family. Colorful chore magnets are interchangeable to prevent things from getting tedious, and the round happy faces on the reward magnet tokens give positive reinforcement immediately.

$14.89


Llama Llama Time to Share

Llama Llama Time to Share

In “Llama Llama Time to Share” Little Llama get a lesson in the benefits of temporary trades. It’s a socially acceptable way to play with someone else’s things, without any unnecessary drama. If your youngster is anxious about playdates or sharing with siblings, then this book will help give them a new perspective.

$16.99


Picture My Picture Feelings and Emotions Flash Cards

Picture My Picture Feelings and Emotions Flash Cards

Picture My Picture flash cards are beautifully photographed moments of expressive faces, designed to help convey visual representations of emotions and feelings. These are hard to understand, and the flash cards offer relatability as well as the written label. An activity list is included to help parents or teachers effectively share these crucial concepts.

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set

What an adorable play set. This lovely toy teapot from Fisher-Price lights up and plays music and sounds to help tots learn their table manners in a pretend play setting. Two cups, sugar bowl, a tea tray, and play snacks will make your youngster’s next tea party the event of the social season.

$18.99


How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

Anger management is a critical skill, and this book, “How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger” will help youngsters learn to manage their own anger, as well as appropriate interaction in other situations. Recognizing volatile emotions in themselves and others arms them with the tools they need to keep calm and carry on.

$10.99


Tumford's Rude Noises

Tumford's Rude Noises

Who can resist Tumford Stoutt, a cuddly-looking fat cat? In this selection, “Tumford’s Rude Noises” kids get a funny lesson in rhyme about sounds, when they’re unacceptable, and which ones are rude. This cute kitty is featured in colorful illustrations, some of which are silly, which adds to the fun and reinforces the lessons.

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Mr. Rude

Mr. Rude

“Mr. Rude” tells the tale of a very uncouth individual. He’s not just rude, he makes everyone around him uncomfortable. Mr. Happy takes it upon himself to have a chat with Mr. Rude and help him understand that having friends and becoming popular is easier when one exercises good manners and is considerate.

$4.99


Dude, That's Rude!

Dude, That's Rude!

Here’s a fun book that exaggerates bad behavior and reinforces good manners. “Dude, That’s Rude!” helps kids see the difference in socially acceptable and downright rude. When they see another’s inappropriate interactions, it’s easier to relate to and choose a more popular way to behave. Colorful cartoon illustrations and age-appropriate text make learning fun.

$10.99


The Children's Book of Manners Star Reward Chart

The Children's Book of Manners Star Reward Chart

Introducing good manners is easy with “The Children’s Book of Manners” which features a star reward chart and stickers to attach to the pages as a means of reinforcing the polite lessons. With a fill-in chart, you and your child can customize the behaviors you want to emphasize, then wipe clean and add new ones.

$10.50

3 Fun Diy Activities to Reinforce Manners

Diy Manner Books for Toddlers

Diy Manner Books for Toddlers

Your baby isn’t too young to start learning the types of behaviors and words that are acceptable in your family and social circles. This DIY is a fun and creative way to craft a lift-the-flap book to delight your toddler while sharing your values and encouraging good manners and appropriate responses to their daily interactions.

The Manner's Game

The Manner's Game

After suffering an embarrassing dining out experience, this savvy mom came up with “The Manners Game” to impart acceptable table behaviors to her family. With interactive practice at home, you and your crew will be prepared to dine at the finest establishments, confident in your collective ability to “act right” from soup to nuts.

Mind Your Manners Game

Mind Your Manners Game

Here’s a fun DIY board game you can play with your kids at home, to help prepare everyone for an enjoyable evening dining out. Even for a quick burger at a fast food joint, you want your kids to know what behavior you expect. It gives them confidence and makes the experience pleasant for all.
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