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There are many ways to take turns at the playground. The children in this video are jumping rope. Two people twirl the rope so others can play. The girl in the middle jumps until the rope gets caught. Then another person gets a turn.

The playground can be a place to meet new friends. People use manners when they meet. They learn one another’s names. They look at one another and smile. Smiling makes people feel welcome. So does asking if they would like to play. Asking this question helps others feel included.

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Making Connections


What is your favorite thing to do on a playground?


Have you read other books about manners? How were those manners similar to or different from the manners described in this book?


Some playgrounds are part of schools. Where else might you find a playground?

Teacher Resources

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