Well today there are so many shows to choose from. But one that I really enjoy as well as the kiddos is Martha Speaks. First off, which of us did not wish that our pets could talk to us. Add in the fun of learning words and their usage in a fun form, what is not there to love. Martha is coming on to her third season on PBS Kids. One of the shows is a two part special where Martha and her friends try to create their own TV show. I remember as a child pretending to have my own TV show...they were musical marathons. I do have to give a two thumbs up to Martha. She is great at helping expand the vocabulary of children and even some adults too. One of the things that Martha does teach is how to say Thank You! The sign for "thank you" is made by starting with the fingers of your dominant hand near your lips. Your hand should be a "flat hand. Move your hand forward and a bit down in the direction of the person you are thanking. Smile.
When You Say "Thank You," Mean It. This would have been one of the books my Grandmother would have loved to share with me. She was big on manners and how to present yourself to others. I love that Mary O"'Donohue has put together a month-by-month guide for families on life long values to teach your children. Now you may be wondering what lessons would these be? Each chapter deals with on lesson or value.
- Respect for Others
A Sense of Joy
- Lifelong Learning
- Inner Strength
- A Sense of Purpose
- Keeping a Gratitude Board
- Creating Respect Tiles
- Making a Compassion in Action Calendar
- Hosting an Earning for Learning Game show
- Starting a Life Map
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book and DVD to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.