The We Choose Virtues program is designed to help parents (and other adults, teachers, friends, etc.) help their children to develop character and virtue. The curriculum works for ages 3 through 5th grade. I’m part of the Mosaics Review Team and received the following items for free from We Choose Virtues:
- Virtue Flash Cards for Families
- 1 sample Parenting Card
- Teacher’s Handbook
- Kids of Virtueville Coloring Pages
- Butterfly Award
- Memory Verses, Bible Heroes and Truths
- Family Character Assessment
This is a subset of the Homeschool Kit, which retails for $98.99.
The virtue cards are simple and easy to understand. The parent card gives helpful advice and ways of approaching the topic and helping your child understand the various virtues. I especially liked the user challenge. I’m not in love with the illustrations on the cards, but my son liked them, and that’s what matters.
My son enjoyed reading the cards, though he’s fairly young. We talked about each of the cards and what they mean. The cards were positive and motivating (I am perseverant. I can do it even when it’s tough.), though I kind of ignored the negative aspect of the cards (I am NOT going to give up or complain and I don’t say “I can’t” or “it’s too hard”!). I prefer learning to be positive and avoid framing things in the negative.
We had fun talking about each virtue, using the cards like flash cards, and coloring the pictures that went along with each virtue. Overall, my son enjoyed this product. And I’m kind of a “loosey goosey” type person, so I didn’t create or do any formal program with the cards, and that’s partly what I liked about it. You can go as in-depth with it as you want or just use it as a supplement when you want to talk about a specific virtue with your child.
In general, this company (and its products) has a religious focus, which is great for any one who is Christian. However, they also sell “secular” versions of the products as well, so it can work for just about anyone who wants to teach virtues to their child.
If you want to try the We Choose Virtues program, you can use the following discount codes. Through the end of April, you can use “HOME20″ to get a 20% discount when you purchase the Homeschool Kit. You can also use the code “VIRTUE15″ to get a discount on any product they sell. This code has no expiration date.