Help children learn to follow directions - having this skill aids in comfort and success in many different situations, including school. :) We take it for granted, but sometimes they need a little help!
One-part directions ("Pick up that block, please") come first - AND make sure to model good manners at the same time! When the child is ready, introduce two-part ("Pick up the ball, then throw it to me, please") and then three-part directions to challenge them and keep them moving forward. Incorporating good manners, such as "please" and "thank you" into your daily give-and-take with children reinforces the use of these phrases - showing does SO much more than telling!