We Choose Virtues Review


 
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I’ve heard a lot about We Choose Virtues over the past few years. I’ve always thought they were for younger kids so I’ve just sort of dismissed them since my kids are older. However, I recently rediscovered them, and I discovered how awesome they are to use with older kids, too.

I hate that I always feel like I’m nagging. Hurry up. Pay attention. Because I said so. All of those things come out of my mouth at least once a day. My daughter is the sweetest soul you’ll ever meet. But, boy, that girl can stall with the best of ’em. When I tell her to start her day or get ready for bed she does. But, she has to stop and kiss the dogs first. Then, she snuggles with her daddy. She might even start dancing her way across the room and get totally distracted from the task at hand.

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We Choose Virtues Homeschool Kit

What Comes in the Homeschool Kit?

The We Choose Virtues Homeschool Kit is packed full of useful tools for parents to use. The kit contains four downloadable items: a coloring book, family character assessment, awards, and a teacher’s handbook. In addition to the downloadable items, the kit comes with the following physical products:

  • Parenting cards
  • Flash cards
  • Posters
  • 100 Days of Virtue Chart with stickers
  • A pad of Virtue User Review pages

How did we use We Choose Virtues?

As I mentioned above, my youngest {11} is a dawdler. She will do anything I ask her to do, but she doesn’t necessarily do it as quickly as I would like her to. So, I sorted through all of the products and decided we would start by focusing on “diligence.” I pulled out the “diligent” flash card, parent card, and mini poster. I printed off the “diligent” coloring page.

Diligent

I used the Parent Card to start our discussion on what it means to be diligent. We read about Duck and Chuck – the Kids of Virtueville. I gave her the flashcard. On the front of the flashcard is the virtue in large letters along with a picture of the Kid of Virtueville. On the back is a chant and a memory verse. We added the memory verse to or morning memory work time, and I had Emma recite the chant several times a day. Every time I asked her to do something, I would ask her what it meant to work diligently. Again, she would repeat the chant to me. Then, as we went through our day, I watched for diligence. When I saw it, I noted it loudly! I congratulated her and thanked her for her diligence. At the end of the day, I added a butterfly sticker to our 100 Days of Virtue Chart.

It’s so easy to harp on the negative, but it’s so much more effective to accent the positive. When I notice her doing something right and I praise her for it, she is more likely to do it again. Who doesn’t want to work for praise instead of being weighted down with criticism?

Coloring Page

You’re never too young or too old to learn good character.

While this Homeschool Kit is designed to be used with early-childhood through elementary school ages, it will certainly work for kids at the late-elementary stage. My daughter is in the 6th grade, and she was all for using the items in this kit. We’ll continue to use it as we work our way through the virtues. Some don’t need as much work as others, but it’s still a good idea to plant the seed of good character. Just because it isn’t an issue today doesn’t mean it won’t come up in the future.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. This looks like a great kit for homeschooling. I love using flashcards for my son.

  2. I love this! We teach character by example, of course – but how do you go beyond that and teach it as a lesson? This kit seems to do just that. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful gift idea!

  3. This is our first year Homeschooling. We are loving every minute of it! I often have to stop myself from buying so many different things, but you offer some of the best stuff! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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