Friday, November 2, 2012

We Choose Virtues - Review and Giveaway!!!

We Choose Virtues is a great, straight forward, Godly approach, to teaching children character traits. We received the Flash Cards to use in our home{school} room about 3 weeks ago.  The flash cards are small 4x6 cards with the virtue on the front, along with a cute illustration, and the catch phrase and Bible verse on the back.  We Choose Virtues offers a wide variety of products from full kits to individual pieces that combine to create the perfect tool to teach your children about character.

The 12 virtues they teach are:
  • I am Diligent
  • I am Kind
  • I am Helpful
  • I am Obedient
  • I am Forgiving
  • I am Perseverant
  • I am Gentle
  • I am Patient
  • I am Self-Controlled
  • I am Content
  • I am Honest
  • I am Attentive
These are virtues that everyone - not just children - should learn.  I have found that it is very hard to know how to teach these to my children because honestly, they were never really "taught" to me.  Sure learned how to treat others and how to behave but I was never taught why or how to respond to situations like the We Choose Virtues program teaches.  I really like how each virtue is taught with "I am ..." at the begining so children learn to own those traits right up front.

How we use the flash cards:
The cards came with an instruction card and a game card.  We haven't gotten all the way through the virtues yet, but as soon as we do, we will be playing the games they have listed.  For now, I introduce a new virtue at the begining of the week.  We talk about the picture on the front.  Is it a boy?  Is it a girl?  Do they look happy?  etc...  Then we talk about the meaning of the virtue we are studying.  We then move to the back of the card and memorize the catch phrase and Bible Verse.  S has been using the verses for copywork to reenforce her learning.

What we think...
I love this program.  Even though we just have a snippet of it, it is enough for my small children.  It gives them a taste of the virtues and we will continue working on them and building on them as we go.  I most definitely plan to purchase more products to add on to our journey as we go!

Want your own?
We Choose Virtues has been SO kind and has offered one of my lucky readers a set of Flash Cards to use in their own home!  YAY!!!  Please enter the Raffle Copter Widget below to be entered.  If you are reading this via email or rss you will need to go to the blog to enter.

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34 comments:

  1. I think this would be fantastic for my boys. Thanks for doing this review :)

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    1. My son really enjoys working on these. I think it is a simple task for boys who get distracted easy.

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  2. In our home, we all tend to struggle with self-control to some degree.

    This program looks wonderful!

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    1. Self control is our big issue as well. Good luck!!

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    1. That is a biggie! I think we all take that for granted. Good luck!!

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    1. I need to work on contentment myself. I find myself being so caught up in wanting that I forget that I have everything I need.

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  5. Not sure I could choose one! But being patient, obedient,and diligence is where I would probably start :) This looks great.

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    1. They are all such great traits to learn and practice. Best of luck!!

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  6. I think he would benefit from all of them, but we are really struggling with obedience right now, so if I had to pick one that would benefit him (and us parents) right now it would be obedience. Thanks.

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    1. Isn't obedience hard?! That is what we are currently working. Good luck!!

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  7. Patience! This is the hardest one for me!
    jkdemeyere@yahoo.com

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    1. I am not patient at all. I find myself wishing away a lot of my days. I really need to work on that one.

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    1. LOL!!! Sure!!! I think they are all very important. Good luck!!

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  9. Wow, there are so many good virtues that would help us. I guess if I have to pick just one. Being attentive. I have 3 little boys (3, 2, 10mths) but my husband and I are on the computer a lot and we need to practice being more attentive to each other and to the kids when they need something. It would also be helpful if my husband was more attentive to things needing to be done around the house. =) Thanks!

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    1. I am on the computer far more than I should be and my hubby is in his shop. I think that attentiveness would serve our household well. And about the housework...AMEN!!! lol!!!

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  10. I have heard good things about this and it's nice to get your feedback & thoughts. I think that more kindness is needed in our home, my girls fight a lot over silly things that could be solved more easily with kind words and actions. :)

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  11. All of them for everyone in my house!! But two of the biggies in our house are being content and being helpful!

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  12. At the moment, obedience or diligence. Normally we're pretty good with those, but it's been tough lately!

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  13. I would love to incorporate this into our daily learning. I believe it would helps us both! Leah

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  14. great giveaway...we're in most need of "self control" at the moment ;)

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  15. We would love to have this. Right now we're working on patience with our boys.

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  16. we are having issue with honesty right now...I think this is just what we need!

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  17. The virtue that would benefit us
    "Self Control"...we do struggle with this in our family.

    But, we could use all!

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  18. I have been wanting these forever! What don't we need? Diligence with chores, kindness with siblings, contentedness with what we have...I could go on and on! Thanks for the chance!

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  19. Obedient-bc there's a difference in obedience and compliance. I need help teaching the heart issue (virtue!)

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  20. Perserverance - I want to help my kids stop saying I can't or I don't know how!

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  21. I think I am kind and self-controlled would be our two biggest.

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