When I was growing up every week we had to learn and practice proper table manners. Did you know there is a right way to pass the salt? Well, there is. All the training has come in handy on many occaisions. It is easy to forget to teach our kids the basic things, like setting the table. Sue at Counting Bunnies Too has this great placemat to help you teach your kids ( it is a great reminder for you too) how to set the table. As a Home Ec. major in college I really appreciate this.