Friday, November 9, 2012

We Choose Virtues: Review and GIVEAWAY!

As parents one of our roles is to teach our children virtues that will allow them to grow up to be kind and considerate (among other virtues) members of society in general. I am always on the hunt to find great ways to teach children character education in fun and playful ways. I truly believe teaching children virtues when they are young is a definite must in this day and age of  the "me generation" and "entitlement" that is seen in so many children and adults.



 Recently, I had the opportunity to partner with We Choose Virtues, and I can't wait to share with you my thoughts about how their program works with our family, and in my family child program. First though, let me give you some information about this fantastic product.

We Choose Virtues was created by a preschool teacher and pastor who were discouraged by seeing so many children who did not display virtuous behavior. There are kits that can be purchases (Family or School) as well as many wonderful additional materials that can be purchased separately. 

When you use We Choose Virtues you will use a variety of tools, like posters, flashcards, and fun activities to teach the following virtues to children ages 3-11 years:

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, and
 I am Attentive.

The We Choose Virtues program is not a "teach once and never again" program, but one that can be used repeatedly to instill and reinforce learning of the above virtues. It is a program that can be used with families, home school programming, and within classrooms. There are both faith based and non-religious sets that can be purchased, with the sets including posters, flashcards, activity books, certificates, coloring books and handbooks for parents and teachers.

 For the purchase of review, my family and I received the Family Kit and couldn't be more please with it and the results we are already seeing in our two children. 



I loved that each of the 13 Parenting Cards that explain each virtue and include a challenge for the family to do to reinforce the virtue, teachable moments for parents to look for, a scripture to emphasize the virtue. I have used both the Virtues Poster and Three Rules Poster to help my girls learn the virtues and remind them that the three rules cover all 13 virtues. Right now we are concentrating on the virtues of I Am Helpful, I Am Patient and I Am Obedient. My girls are four years and six years and have especially enjoyed the activities and coloring book that comes with the kit. It has been great to see my girls stopping themselves before acting and deciding to make a more appropriate response to a situation. 

If you are looking for a new way to teach virtues to your children, I highly recommend the We Choose Virtues program, and I also give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase We Choose Virtues Family Kit online here.

WIN IT: 
One (1) reader
 will win
 a set
 of 
Parenting Cards ($34.99 value)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Head over to We Love Virtues and tell me one other product you would love to try.

EXTRA ENTRIES: (mandatory entry must be completed for extra entries to count)

1. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook

2. Like Me on Twitter

3. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart via GFC

4. Subscribe to A Mom After God's Own Heart via email

5. Like We Choose Virtues on Facebook

GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADA ONLY

GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 30, 2012

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***I received a complimentary Family Kit, courtesy of We Choose Virtues, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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