6 manners a five year old should be able to do: 
1. Establish eye contact when speaking with another. 
2. Say hello. 
3. Wash hands before and after a meal. 
4. Stay seated during a meal. 
5. Use utensils at the table 
6. Say "please" and "thank you." 

  • lacks understanding and use of power word correctly; "Please," "Thank you," etc.
  • Doesn't know how to be a great guest or host with his friends?
  • Needs help using silverware; spoon, forks, and knife safely?
  • Unable to  introduce themselves correctly?
  • Understanding the meaning and purpose of manners, rules of etiquette?
  • Understanding the meaning of respect for adults (other than their parents?)
  • Having challenges smiling?
  • Is shy and intimidated by others (older than them)? 

Little Ambassadors 

The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana’s (ELII) Little Ambassadors (LA) group represent children 5 – 7 years of age. LA’s etiquette seminars inspire each attending young boy and girl to become educated, informed, and have lots of fun while learning manners, and rules of etiquette. LA students are engaged by role-play, conversation; question and answer sessions, along with hands-on activities, which stimulate their creativity and curiosity.  

The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana teach our Little Ambassadors with passion and excitement...giving  them the opportunity to role-play and have fun. Let  ELII be the choice of etiquette and leadership training for your child. 

If you’re not sure if your child(ren) will benefit from the Little Ambassadors Etiquette Seminar, then take some time and answer the following questions; is your child(ren):  

7 actions your child(ren)

          should never do at the table:
1. Chew with their mouth open.
2. Put a knife in their mouth.
3. Point a knife at someone.
4. Pick their teeth with a toothpick.
5. Talk about gross things.
6, Push the plate back when their finished. 
7.Fish around in a server plate for the large piece of meat. 


Children Ages 5-7 yrs. should know:
"Thank you' 
"I'm sorry" 
"You're welcome" 
"Excuse me" 
"May I" 
"Good morning" 
​"Good afternoon"
"Good evening"

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above statements, then our Little Ambassadors Etiquette Seminar is for your child(ren). Sign them up for our future seminars and see how they transform into a more polite, kinder, and smarter Little Ambassador! 

Over the weeks of class sessions, students will find each week different from the last, but with the same degree of excitement and amazing information. The Etiquette and Leadership Institute of Indiana (ELII) believes, young children at this age group (5 -7 yrs.) have the ability to comprehend and understand basic manners and rules of etiquette. When parents invest in their child(ren) it gives them the confidence to address challenges only they can experience at their age. 

Helpful tips...

  • Unable to make friends easily?
  • Whines when they can’t get their way?
  • Doesn't help mom and dad around the house?
  • Know how to behave at the dinner table?
  • Has trouble sitting still in a restaurant?
  • Never writes thank you notes for gifts given?
  • Trouble knowing what’s right from wrong?
  • Repeats what they hear in the house or on TV?
  • Doesn't know how to dress themselves?
  • Has trouble getting along with others at daycare or school?
  • Understanding what an Act of Kindness is?
  • Doesn't know how to set the table for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

The effect of Parents:
Many would agree, regardless of the education level, financial status or even religion beliefs, parents greatly affect their children’s behavior. Children are like sponges--they model everything a parent does, says and incorporate what they see into their own lives; at childcare, playground and in school. It is important that parents set the right examples for their children. Negative examples can be detrimental to a child’s development and can lead to bad behavior.​