Thursday, June 12, 2008

Little Annie's Art Book of Etiquette and Good Manners

How Great Thou Art

Art is a wonderful way for deaf children to express themselves and these art programs are very detailed and a great resource.

This book is geared at 4-9 year olds. Little Annie is a cartoon that guides the student through the book. Many Bible verses and quotes are used to encourage and teach good manners. Since the book is geared toward young learners it is meant to be read to the student and worked together with the teacher. Signing the simple verses and instructions would not be a problem. The book is set up for the student to draw directly in the book. I would rather save the book for multiple students, so I create an art notebook for them to do their projects in. If there is a finish-this-picture type of activity, I simply copy the page and add it to their notebook.

All the art lessons revolve around etiquette lessons too! What a neat concept. This is great for the visual and/or kinsthetic learner. They are learning Bible verses, drawing pictures to teach manners, and seeing pictures that teach manners. Topics covered include friendships, emotions, courtesy, compassion, thankfulness, flattery vs. compliments, kind speech, humility, punctuality, hospitality, responsibility, cleanliness, joyfulness, telephone manners, letter writing skills, posture, obedience, honesty and more. Also included with the book are some card stock marker sheets for coloring.

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