Manners Mouse is currently available for sale at www.amazon.com for $24.99
Manners Mouse is a fun plush toy that, along with the book, teaches and reinforces good manners and behavior to children typically between the ages of 4-11 years old. A story wrote in rhyme takes the children through a typical day at home and how they can help out and show great manners. Children complete a checklist which is in the book to show how well they have done. The goal for each child is to complete the checklist daily and get 10/14 items on the checklist checked off which shows they are doing great with their manners/behavior. All items on the checklist appear in the story and are highlighted in red to reinforce what the children should be doing. If 10/14 items are checked, Manners Mouse will be happy and can be played with. If less than 10 are checked, the child cannot play with Manners Mouse.
The checklist is available for download from this website. Just look for the Checklist box on the home page.
The idea of Manners Mouse came from the author and his wife founding/running a school for 8 years and helping children acquire and use better manners. As parents, the author and his wife are also big proponents of manners with their own 3 children (aged, 11, 11, and 9).
Absolutely! We want your child to have fun with Manners Mouse. If 10/14 items are checked, Manners Mouse will be happy and can be played with. If less than 10 are checked, the child cannot play with Manners Mouse. Either the child or the parent will put Manners Mouse to the side where he cannot be touched or played with until the next day when hopefully 10/14 items on the checklist can be checked off.
Unfortunately, yes. If the child is having a really tough time with their manners and behavior, Manners Mouse will hide and not be found until 10/14 items on the checklist can be checked off.
The 2nd book is currently in production, Manners Mouse – School Edition, and take the child through a typical school day. The book is intended for parents, schools, and teachers, and also comes in a boxset with a plush Manners Mouse. The boxset should be available for purchase in September/October.
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