One of the important reasons we decided to homeschool was to combat all the bad attitudes/behavior our children were bringing home from traditional school. I began realizing even my youngest at the time in kindergarten was coming home with nastiness in his heart. It only took a short while for us to implement a study on Christian virtues.
While this is something I have always planned myself I often wondered if there was a really good curriculum out there that would be already planned out for me. It turns out there is some wonderful plans out, one of which I recently had the pleasure of checking out myself.
provides Character Education Curriculum for “Simply Inspiring Character That Lasts”! Heather McMillan created We Choose Virtues in response to the lack of self control, honesty, and perseverance she saw in the children she came in contact with as a preschool teacher and children’s pastor.
I received the Virtue Clues Cards, The Teacher’s Handbook, Kids of Virtue Ville Coloring Book, as well as free downloads from their website: Family Character Assessment, and Kids Memory Verses, Bible Heroes & Truths. There are 12 virtues addressed in the clue cards:
Designed for use with children in early childhood through elementary age, We Choose Virtues also has products for youth up to age 18. Products are available individually or in kits for home, homeschool, children’s church/youth group, or the classroom.
Virtue Clues Cards - $7.95 each (on sale right now),
Kids of Virtue Ville Coloring Book - $3.00 (pdf download)
Homeschool Kit - $99.99 (includes flash cards, Kids Virtue poster, three mini-posters, parenting cards, 25 sheet pad of Virtue User Review, 16 sheet pad of Personal Virtue Charts, The Three Rules poster, and Handbook and Coloring Book downloads)
I found my children to be a bit too old for the set we had gotten but I think they would do well with the older youth set. My 9 y/o son did not like the Virtue Ville Kids and my 16 y/o son pretty much liked the idea but not the cartoon like characters. Now if they were done anime style my boys would have loved them. They did work well even with my boys complaints. When I pulled out a virtue card the boys tried to be aware and correct their behavior. It will be perfect for my youngest who is 2 and beginning to need positive reminders! I would love to get the entire homeschool set since I have another child on the way and we would use it for a good while, the cost is justifiable for us.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of the above product in exchange for my honest opinion. My review is based on our family’s experience and may or may not reflect your own. No other compensation was received.