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Showing Respect in the Filipino Culture




Respect is a very important part of the Filipino culture. We show respect to our elders, parents, grandparents, older siblings, relatives, friends, and teachers. An example of respect is addressing elders with “po” at the end of sentences or answering, “opo” to reply “yes” respectfully.

We read the book, Salamat Po! by Adriana Allen, a Filipina who moved to the U.S. as a young child. It is an adorable picture book showing many ways to show respect in the Filipino culture.

It is a great overview to teach children or to discuss ways we show our respect to others.

Showing Respect Activity

We were inspired by the book and wanted to create a follow-up activity to pair with our reading. So, we created a printable booklet for children to illustrate ways they show respect or ways they can show respect. It is a nice culminating activity to reinforce what was read in the story.

Get ready to teach your family about the value of respect and access this printable: “Showing Respect in the Filipino Culture” booklet.


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