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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: We Choose Virtues

Teaching my children godly character traits is very important to me.  In today's world we can only shield them so much from the negative attitudes and actions that are out there.  I was extremely excited to learn I was going to review We Choose Virtues!

We Choose Virtues was created by Heather McMillan, who was a Children's Pastor, preschool teacher, and is a Mom herself!  She was discouraged by the lack of good character skills she was seeing in the kids she worked with, and We Choose Virtues was born!
First off, let me say that this is not a big curriculum or unit study that you need hours to devote to every week.  It is a tool you can use daily all year round!  I was given several products to try out from the Kids Set (3-11 year olds).  There is also a Youth Set for Middle-High School age.  The Teacher's Handbook was very helpful.  It goes through steps on how to teach virtues, how to use each of the products, and more.  It is full color and very user-friendly. 
After reading the Teacher's Handbook, we sat down as a family and went through the Family Character Assessment, which was very interesting to hear everyone's thoughts on different areas. This will be a great tool to use every few months to watch our progress in these areas. 

My VERY FAVORITE part of the products we got to review from the We Choose Virtues line was the Virtue Clue Cards.  They are great-colorful, sturdy, and in their own plastic case with a velcro closure.  As the cards are business card size, this would be easy to throw in your purse to go over while waiting for an appointment with your child.  The characters on the Virtue Clue cards and throughout all the products are just adorable.  My son Chad, 9, was drawn to these cards immediately!  We decided to let him close his eyes and draw a new card every day until we have gone through the entire set.  The different virtues on the cards 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
Each card has a catchphrase, an antonym, a clue, and the matching character.  For example: I am Patient.  I wait, and wait, and wait with a smile.  I am NOT...pushy or controlling and I don't get frustrated or bored when others are slow!  Choose to go the whole day and not rush or push anyone.  Piggy Bank Frank knows you can do it!  I really like that the catchphrases are short enough for kids to be able to memorize. 
We also got to download the Kids of Virtueville Coloring Book, which has all the characters from the Virtue Clue cards.  This is great to use after you have gone over your Virtue Clue card, and find the matching coloring book page to go along with your card!

We had a great experience with everything we reviewed from We Choose Virtues, and there is a lot more on their website! These are good quality products! There is a great sale and clearance going on right now (the Virtue cards are only $5.99!!), and during the months of January and February The 100 Days of Virtue Poster and Stickers will be included FREE with any Homeschool Kit purchase during these months. Here are some promo codes for you (you may only use one per order):

VIRTUE15 for 15% off the shopping cart is still available

SHIPFREE for free worldwide shipping

I really hope you will go check out this great line of products! They have Homeschool KitsClassroom KitsKids Church KitsTeacher Kits, and so much more! Also, for more tips on parenting, leadership and inspiring lasting Virtue, check out and 'Like' We Choose Virtues' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wechoosevirtues

To read other crew member's reviews of this product, click here.

*Disclaimer: I was given these products free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

MissMOE said...

This looks really good. We've decided to work on one virtue a month this year. This sounds like a helpful tool to make that happen.