23 January 2012

We Choose Virtues: A Review

 We've recently been enjoying the products we received from We Choose Virtues.  They graciously sent us their Virtue Clue Cards, Teacher's Handbook, Family Character Assessment and Kids of Virtueville coloring book.

We Choose Virtues is not a short-term study but rather continuing lessons in positive character traits that are reinforced throughout each day.  You introduce the virtues one at a time and then reinforce them through catch-phrases, capturing teachable moments and demonstrating them.

I was immediately impressed with the Virtue Clue Cards.  They are about the size of a business card and come in a set of 12.  Each card shares about a virtue, for example: *I am Attentive*, then it tells you what that means and what that does not mean.   On the back of each card is a challenge, for example on the *Attentive* card it says "choose to go the whole day without someone needing to remind you "Listen!" or "Don't forget!".   These are colorful, cute little cards which my children really enjoyed--and so did I.  We have been using them each day in our homeschool.

There is an abundance of tools available from We Choose Virtues with which to help you teach these important character traits to your children (or class).  We received a sampling of these:  The Teacher's Handbook is a 48-page, full-color book (available as a download or a hard copy) full of simple steps and ideas for teaching these virtues.   The Family Character Assessment is designed to help you determine how you are doing on developing these traits in your family and to motivate you to reach goals to improve.  The Kids of Virtueville Coloring Book is also a downloadable book that features each of the kids in Virtueville.

We Choose Virtues has a many different classroom kits, homeschool kits and church kits available.  They also have posters, flash cards, sticker charts and more on their site.

My favorite thing about We Choose Virtues is their list of *The 3 Rules*:  1. Obey  2.  Be Kind  3.  Be a Helper.  Each of the virtues falls under one of these rules:

1. Obey
-I am obedient
-I am attentive
-I am self-controlled
-I am honest

2. Be Kind
-I am kind
-I am forgiving
-I am patient
-I am gentle

3. Be a Helper
-I am helpful
-I am perseverant
-I am diligent
-I am content

I love way that list works!

If you are looking for a way to teach your children these "vital civil responsibilities"  We Choose Virtues would be a great place to start.  I encourage you to head over to their website and see what they have to assist you in your endeavor.

You can read all about their products here. They even have some great products on clearance .  There are even some free downloads!    

They also have some specials on for January and February: The 100 Days of Virtue Poster and Stickers will be included for FREE with any purchase of a Homeschool Kit.

And you may also use these codes each one time only:
-VIRTUE15 for 15% off your shopping cart
-FAMILY to get the Kids Virtue Poster for only $3.00
-SHIPFREE for free worldwide shipping

Disclaimer: I received these products through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and We Choose Virtues free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinions.  

Check out what other homeschool parents had to say about We Choose Virtues here.  



Nancy said...

Perfect timing! I'm looking for some character/virtue curriculum. I'll definitely check them out!

Nancy said...

I ordered the Clue Cards and the Family Flash Cards. Can't wait to get them! Thanks for the review!!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

That's awesome, Nanc! I hope you really like them!