SEN Knowing and Growing Appropriate Greetings
What is a greeting? • What we do when we say hello to someone is also called how we ‘greet’ them. • We greet different people in different ways. There are some ‘rules’ we can try to follow.
What different greetingsdo you know? • Waving
What different greetingsdo you know? • Hugging
What different greetingsdo you know? • Shaking hands
What different greetingsdo you know? • High five
What different greetingsdo you know? • Kiss on the cheek
What different greetingsdo you know? • Saying hello Hello!
Who do I greet? • Family - mum, dad, brother, sister • Other family - granny, grandad, aunts, uncles, cousins • My own friends • Mum and dad’s friends • Staff in school • People who work in shops or other places I go to
How should I say hello tothese people? • In most families it is ok to give a quick hug if we haven’t seen people for a while. In some families a kiss on the cheek is ok too. Ask mum or dad if you’re not sure. Family
How should I say hello tothese people? • Most of the time we can just say hello to our friends, or maybe give them a high five. If we haven’t seen them for a long time (like after the summer holidays), a quick hug or handshake is ok. My friends
How should I say hello tothese people? • It is probably best to ask mum and dad how to say hello to other grown-ups who are in our house a lot. Most of the time it is ok to shake hands or say hello. Mum and dad's friends
How should I say hello tothese people? • In school most of the grown-ups we work with will just want to say hello. A handshake or high five is ok if it is their idea. We don’t normally hug staff. Staff
How should I say hello tothese people? • Lots of people we meet say hello – maybe in shops, in the library, at the swimming pool or in other places. It is polite to say hello back, but we don’t shake hands or give high fives. We don’t hug people we meet in the shops. People in shops
Remember… Stranger Danger! • Other people we don’t know might say hello to us. When might this happen? What should we do? • Don’t forget your Stranger Danger! It is ok to smile or say hello back, but usually that is all. We don’t use our hands or any other greetings, and we just continue what we were doing.