I've mentioned a few times lately that one of the things the littles and I have been working on is character. I see, very plainly, the flaws in my character reflected back to me daily.
I feel that the prime character training time is when children are smaller, under 10 or so. However, I have found it very difficult to find resources that work for children under 6 or so. (For children above that age, Doorposts has GREAT resources). As you've already read, Lorrie Flem has a great booklet with wonderful ideas to help a family study character. Another resource that I have been blessed to receive lately is We Choose Virtues.
I had the opportunity to listen to a conference call by Heather McMillan, creater of the We Choose Virtues products. The catchphrases, cards and posters were created for use with her family first and then with classrooms and homeschoolers. AND they are working on products for the older set (coming soon!).
Every situation and family is different and Heather encouraged us to use these products in the way that they would work best for our family. Some will cover different traits with different children. Some will cover the traits as a family.
We are using the cards together; Me, Abby and Bear. We've been working on obedience. (Which is also Rule #1). We went over the flashcards, discussed the related Bible references and colored the corresponding page. I am trying to get in the habit of memory work, but it is still a struggle here. We've spent about a month on Obedience and I think we will move on to Diligence in April.
Here are Bear and Abby with their mostly completed coloring pages. This is the front cover. I haven't gotten a snapshot of the Obedience page yet.
Heather is offering a 20% discount on her homeschool kit. The code is HOME20 and has no expiration date.
She is also offering a 15% discount good on anything in the store. The code for that is VIRTUE15 and also has no expiration date. (Sorry, the coupons cannot be combined)
I feel blessed to be able to use these products with my younger children. They are fun, but get the point across nicely. Fun and educational....2 of my favorite things!
***I received this product for free in exchange for a fair review as part of the Mosaics Review team***