Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We Choose Virtues

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We Choose Virtues is a character development program that is designed to be used daily to teach and reinforce positive values  such as honesty, kindness, attentiveness, diligence, and helpfulness in children ages 3-11.  A variety of curriculum tools are available, both for classroom and home use. We received a deck of Virtue Clues cards ($7.95).  Each card includes a virtue, the virtue catch-phrase, the virtue antonym and, on the back, a “you can do it challenge.”

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The Virtue Clue Cards are one of the smallest items that We Choose Virtues sells.

This is how I chose to use the Virtue Clue Cards. I took one of the Family Character Assessment pages that I had printed and had Emily rate herself on each virtue. Then we picked a virtue to think about and try to improve on for 2 days.  The following day, I review the card and  have her copy the Bible verse from the Kid's Memory Verses and Bible Heroes page (free downloads). I may try to come up with a fun activity or game for each virtue. We are cycling through them all 1-2 days each, then doing re-evaluations on the Character Assessment.

I like the concept. I like the intentional focus on positive character qualities. I like the colorful cards. I think the act of focusing on character qualities daily will be very helpful and the cards provide some structure to doing so. However, the program would have been easier to implement if I also had the Teacher’s Virtue Cards, which include teaching tips, stories and activities.

We also received the Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book, available as a PDF download ($3.00), a cute coloring book featuring each of the VirtueKids. This provides a nice reinforcement of the characters, but Emily was a bit too old to use this item.

I also received The Teacher’s handbook ($4.95 for the PDF download, $15.00 print) provides teaching tips and complete information for using each of the We Choose Virtues tools. It was packed with information, but much of it was not relevant to me, since I was only using the Virtue Clues cards. It would be a wonderful resource if I had more of the materials.

I give this product 4/5 stars.

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SPECIALS:

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Be sure to like the We Choose Virtues Facebook page for tips on parenting, leadership, and inspiring lasting Virtue.

I received a free deck of Virtue Clues cards, a Kids of Virtueville Coloring Book, and Teacher’s Handbook to write this review. All opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great resource to have. Thanks for sharing your review! :O)

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