“Simply Inspire Character that Lasts”
As a member of the Mosaic Reviews team, I’ve been blessed to receive opportunities to review curriculum and educational resources perfect for families. Created by Heather McMillan -wife, teacher, and mother of four- We Choose Virtues grew from Heather’s desire to see children truly develop lasting good character. The key, Heather believes, is to be consistent with positive instruction. We Choose Virtues is a program designed for families, schools, and churches to teach character through fun games, catchy phrases, memory work, interactive assignments, and appealing visual aids.
To review, I was sent a pack of Virtue Flash Cards and the following PDFs: Butterfly Awards, Family Character Assessment, Kids of Virtueville Coloring Book, Teacher’s Handbook, and a list of supporting Bible memory verses.
Note: We Choose Virtues curriculum is available with King James Version or New International Version Bible verses, as well as a secular version appropriate for public schools, etc.
First, I don’t think this curriculum is only meant for a traditional classroom or homeschool setting. I think that if your children attend public or private school, you can still purchase these materials to instruct your children at home.
Baby J is still too young for this curriculum, but my friend was gracious enough to let me use her toddler as a guinea pig. I read through the flashcards individually, talked about what they meant, and had M repeat after me. There are other ways to use the cards according to the instructions, but I went with what I thought was best for kids M’s age (2 1/2 yrs). The flashcards include directions for some games to play, but I decided M was still too young for them. M’s mom and I both agreed that We Choose Virtues is a great idea for when we start homeschooling our children. The cards are cute, bright, and colorful. The phrases are catchy, and there’s an explanation on each card for that phrase, as well as a corresponding Bible verse (remember, secular versions are available though).
I think the Family Character Assessment PDF that I received is a great idea for families to do together- adults too! It’s designed to let you score yourself on such things like attentiveness, kindness, obedience, etc. You can establish a goal as a family and work together toward it. Also, the Teacher’s Handbook was very informative. It breaks down the lessons, making it easy for anyone to understand and then teach from.
As a professional educator and mommy who plans to homeschool, I’m very pleased with the products I received. I do plan on purchasing from We Choose Virtues in the near future and incorporating their curriculum into my son’s education.
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