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Merry-Go-Round Museum Presents: Learning Manners

Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Propper table etiquette

Emily Post would have been proud! On April 10th, 2011, the Sandusky Merry-Go-Round Museum hosted a fun day of manners training and more. Children were taught all about manners, from how manners originated to how manners and customs vary from country to country. The children learned that manners are "accepted social behavior or actions with emphasis on being polite".

They were taught all aspects of polite behavior, from interacting in large groups, to introductions, to table manners, to good old fashion 'golden rule' treat others as you would like to be treated 'all occasion' manners. They had numerous role playing activities and were even taught proper table etiquette for all manner of place settings and formal dining occasions.

It wasn't your typical lecture event, and the museum staff made it a entertaining, 'hands on' experience. The children enjoyed being read stories that centered on manners and polite behavior. Following the dining etiquette training, participants were treated to delicious homemade cookies, pastries, and punch. The day concluded with a crafting session where participants were able to use stamps to create their own 'thank you' cards that they designed themselves.

Of course no visit to the Merry-Go-Round museum would be complete without a ride on the carousel which delighted all in attendance!

Additional Images: 
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: The fun begins!
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: All eyes on the teacher
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: The history of manners
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Story time!
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: General table etiquette
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Manner games
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Dining etiquette
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Cookies and Punch!
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Napkin placement
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Passing plates
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Introductions
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Proper gifting (and getting)
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Craft time!
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Everyday manners
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Riding the Carousel
Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Fun for everyone!
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