Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) September 6, 2005
Help your children become polite, well-mannered youngsters with the delightful new childrenÂs DVD series Time for MannersÂ. Launching into stores September 20, 2005 from Time for Manners LLC are the first two releases, ÂTime for Manners,Â which won the Dr. Toy Best ChildrenÂs Vacation Product award and ÂTable Time.Â
Through music and song that teach good behavior skills, Time for Manners is the first in a new DVD series for children ages two and older that makes learning about manners and social behavior fun! The program was conceived by Holly Beth Moncher, who has taught manners for 10 years with great success and proven results.
ÂMore than ever, it seems that parents and children want to know how to behave in social situations, says Moncher. ÂThere are plenty of negative examples all around us, on TV, at the movies, and in everyday life. I think itÂs important that our children practice some positive examples.Â
Approximately 30 minutes, the DVDs will be available for a suggested retail price of $16.95 each. ÂTime for MannersÂÂ comes with a free set of gold star stickers for parents to positively reinforce young manners enthusiasts as they practice their new skills.
In awarding ÂTime for MannersÂ its Best ChildrenÂs Vacation Award, Dr. Toy (aka Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D.) said, ÂThis is a fun video that will help teach children about the importance of manners and social behavior.Â
Join a charming group of multi-cultural puppet friends as ÂTime for Manners,Â presents the twins Tara and Tyler, Wesley and Merlin MannersÂ, as they guide young viewers into the world of proper conduct and teach lessons in: employing key words like ÂPlease,Â ÂThank you,Â ÂExcuse meÂ and ÂYour welcomeÂ and the right and wrong ways to use them (sincerely versus sarcastically, for example); how to deliver a proper handshake; how to share; and using their Âinside voice.Â Each time a polite word is used, a ÂMagic Manners StarÂ is awarded to provide encouragement and learning.
New puppets Rudy the dog and bi-lingual Maya are introduced in ÂTable TimeÂ and Merlin Manners appears as a talking table companion whose lessons are spoken when his hands are squeezed (his left hand is in English, his right is in Spanish). Children will have a blast as their friends teach them how to: set a proper place setting; hold the different utensils; sit up properly at the table; chew quietly and slowly with their mouth closed; communicate socially with others at the table; and other mealtime manners. The visual and verbal instruction is combined with playful, original songs to create a delightful, educational program kids will enjoy again and again.
ÂTable TimeÂ is also available packaged with the bi-lingual Merlin Manners talking toy for a suggested retail price of $29.95. Merlin Manners says 10 different phrases in English or Spanish such as ÂSmile and sit tall,Â ÂWait to eat until everyone is served,Â and ÂPut your napkin on your lap.Â
The Table Time training set, available separately for a suggested retail price of $24.95 comes with a plastic set of plate, bowl, glass, knife, fork, spoon and placematÂall designed for very young hands. The handles of the utensils are molded to fit a toddlerÂs hands and help guide their little fingers into the proper grip.
Time for Manners is now in production on ÂAmerican MannersÂ to be released in early 2006. For more information about Time for Manners, please call 1-866-MANNER2 (866-626-6372) or visit http://www.timeformanners.com.
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