Without etiquette classes, children would speak coarse French, serve tea in sippy cups, and act their age. Polish your child's s'il vous plait with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Mini-Manners Fun-Etiquette class from The Kids in the Castle (a $50 value).
Sunday classes at the McBirney Mansion cultivate 5- to 10-year-old dignified darlings via interactive life, etiquette, and social lessons. During Basic Table Manners, children learn to chew with their mouths closed and use napkins to avoid unsightly juicestaches. Instructors instill gratitude with gentle lessons in composing thank-you notes and constructively criticizing mom about the moon rocks in her casserole. Little ones experience the look and feel of paper invitations, attain a nondigital understanding of the RSVP, and learn practical applications for cursive and feather quills. Friendship lessons teach children the responsibilities implied by silver-plated BFF jewelry.
In an hour and a half, co-owners Lezlie Allen Bermudez and Kasey Littlefield aim to build children's confidence and plant seeds for successful adulthood. All teachers undergo annual national background checks, CPR certification, and AED training. Register online or call to reserve a place at one of four available class dates in March and April.
Tulsa World has featured The Kids In The Castle:
- The Kids in the Castle Etiquette programs are designed for children and teens to focus on skills to help them succeed in the classroom, at home and with peers. – Danna Sue Walker