Monday, January 23, 2012

TOS Review–We Choose Virtues

Speak Up Saturday

It’s Speak Up Saturday (or whatever day this is). I was really planning to get this done this weekend, but kids were sick, now I’m getting their coughing cold, blah.

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I had the opportunity to review several products from We Choose Virtues

Why Choose Virtues

Let's be honest, instilling virtues in kids is hard work. But can it be fun too? We think so. In fact, there's no better way to learn. So We Choose Virtues brings memorable catchphrases, endearing characters, and just plain fun to simply inspire character that lasts. It's the best choice you can make for the kids in your life.

I received the Virtue Clue CardsKids of VirtueVille Coloring Book, and Teacher’s Handbook. Unfortunately, though, due to a mixup with the post office, I just received the Virtue Clue Cards last week :( SO, I didn’t have as much time to work with these as I would have liked.

Anyway, I was really excited to review these products after reading about them on their website:

Tools for inspiring KIDS…Our Kids Set  is specifically for Early Education-Elementary kids (ages 3-11). The products are designed to use in a classroom or home setting, and can be used one-on-one.

We Choose Virtues is not unit study that you use once and then move on from. It is actually a character development tool that you use  every day, every year. You introduce the Virtues, then demonstrate them, memorize the catchphrases, then learn the antonyms, then capture teachable moments when they are being used…or aren’t. You will be amazed how fast you will all learn to obey (not just learn what obedience is, but actually learn to obey!)…and 11 other Virtues too!

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The Virtue Clue Cards ($5.99) have the virtue, catch phrase, and antonym listed on one side along with a picture of the character. The back has a “You can do it!” challenge. These cards will be excellent in introducing the characters and the virtues as well as review and practical application.

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The Teacher’s Handbook ($4.99 for download) is mostly geared toward classroom instruction, but it does have several good ideas and explanations about the program and how to use the materials.

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The Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book ($3.00) is a download only PDF, which is great because then I can print as many as I need. I’m hoping that I can use these with both kids while we learn about each virtue.

There’s also several products offered for free, like the Kids Memory Verses, Bible Heroes and Truths, Student's Character Assessment, and Family Character Assessment.

So while we haven’t been able to actually use the products as much as I would have liked by this point, I am still very impressed by these products and can’t wait to really dive in and teach my littles these virtues.

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These products are designed for ages 3-18, but I think that even I will benefit from this study of virtues.

Check out their clearance section as well as their family, homeschool, classroom, and church packages and products.

See what the rest of the crew is saying here.

~S

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Joanne Bischof said...

We have a virtue chart but I really like the idea of these cards! We try and make this a big part of learning for our kids and its true, its not just a one time lesson, but an ongoing process (for all of us!) =)

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