|Suggested Age||under 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12|
Under such headings as "Honor Your Mother and Father", "Please and Thank You", "No Hurtful Words", "Good Behavior in Sport", and "Showing Respect for Your Country", Mrs. Santorum has arranged a collection of stories and poems that will develop and enrich the moral imagination. Some of her selections are well known; others are forgotten gems that deserve a new hearing.
Authors include Hans Christian Anderson, Beatrix Potter, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett, L. M. Montgomery, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado and Arnold Lobel, to name only a few.
Karen Santorum writes that this anthology "grew out of the frustration of not being able to find a book on manners that instructs through stories rather than by rules of dos and dont's."
Each of her selections has been tried and tested on her own children, and each is introduced and concluded by her own thoughtful commentary. The result is an informality and intimacy that is inviting and infectious.
Everyday Graces will be useful both as a bedside book and as a reference for the home, school, and church library. By Karen Santorum
This resource is featured in our curriculum guide, Against the Tide Elementary.
What GOV Says: We have yet to meet a child who doesn't love this book! It's entertainment for the whole family, plus your young ones will learn about the proper etiquette for almost every situation. More than this, though, they will learn how to respect others in a way that is Christ-like.