Parenting is a full-time job! With that said, I am always on the lookout for ideas and products to help me with this highly important job! Instilling values into my children is one of my greatest priorities! So, I was definitely intrigued when first discovered We Choose Virtues.
We Choose Virtues is not a traditional curriculum that you use like a unit study and then move on from. It is actually a teaching tool that you use every day, every year. You introduce the Virtues, then demonstrate them, 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! ~from We Choose Virtues
Asked to review We Choose Virtues, I received the Parenting cards along with three super cute Virtue posters. Everything was just so adorable! But, I was most pleased to discover the substance behind the cute characters!
The Parenting cards (valued at $34.99) are a collection of 13, full color cards loaded with helpful ideas for implementing and teaching the 12 virtues. Each card includes the name of the featured Virtue kid, an inspiring story about the Virtue kid, a virtue challenge, a memorable catchphrase, an antonym, and a related Bible verse. Each Virtue is preceded by the words “I am” as opposed to “I hope to be” or “I wish I was,” which allows the child to take ownership of their virtues. The catchphrase is a positive, practical and precise action statement directly related to the virtue. The antonym provides glimpse into the person they no longer want to be and is the negative form of the virtue, using the phrases “I am not” and “I don’t”.
I also received three posters, including the Kids Virtue Poster, the “I am Attentive” poster and the “I am Patient” poster. Aren’t the Virtue Kids super cute? The Kids Virtue Poster is a complete list of all 12 virtues, their catchphrases and antonyms. It is a great tool to use for daily reminders! While I absolutely love the Attentive and Patient posters, there are 10 other posters with 10 different Virtue kids and the 10 remaining virtues as well!
These products have been a fun and valuable addition to our family. I currently have the three posters displayed in our classroom by the kid’s computer desk.
I have the Parenting Cards displayed on my white board. Each week I display a new card. We discuss the card during our Calendar Board time and we do various activities from the back of the card throughout the week.
My Thoughts: I love that the program provides a positive approach to instilling values. So often I find myself focused on what my kids are doing wrong. However, We Choose Virtues has reminded me to use my magnifying glass and focus more on identifing and pointing out what they are doing right.
There are a lot of different We Choose Virtues products to select from and a few promo codes that you can use to purchase them with!
Get 15% off your total purchase with VIRTUE15.
Get free shipping with SHIPFREE.
Get $3.00 off the Kids Virtue Poster using FAMILY.
(Only one coupon code can be used at a time.)
In addition to these awesome discounts, I have the opportunity to give away some wonderful We Choose Virtues products! Yay!!!
Giveaway Info: (Giveaway has ended)
A set of Parenting Cards and the Kids Virtue Poster will be given to one of my readers! The first and mandatory entry is to visit We Choose Virtues and let me know which product you would be most interested in!
Optional (Additional) Entries: The following are additional ways that you can enter to win. However, you MUST complete the mandatory entry above. (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!)
- Leave a comment telling me which of the 12 virtues YOU need to work on the most. (max 1 entry)
- Leave a comment telling me which of the 12 virtues your child(ren) need to work on the most. (max 1 entry)
- Follow Mama Jenn via Google Friend Connect (see right sidebar on blog) AND/OR subscribe to Mama Jenn via RSS and/or via email and leave a comment letting me know that you do. Leave a comment for EACH follow or subscription. (max 3 entries)
- Tweet about the giveaway (including a link back to this post) and leave a comment letting me know that you did.
The giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, December 14th! Winner will be randomly selected and emailed. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and a way for me to contact you in case you win! For more info about We Choose Virtues, be sure to visit the We Choose Virtues website or the We Choose Virtues Facebook page!
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This product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.