As a parent it is my job to teach my children all they need to know. As a Christian parent it is also my job to teach them about Christ and His character. This has been a struggle for me, as I honestly didn’t know where or even how to start with it.
In the past I had a chart that talked about a new character trait each day. Honestly, that felt a little overwhelming. And frankly, I didn’t think it was enough time for the little ones to grasp the concept. I could see where it would be a great tool for review and a way to remember them, but not for actually teaching character. So it fell by the wayside and I pushed it to the back, back…back burner. Now here we are with an almost 9 year old, 5 yo, 4 yo and 2.5 yo and I’m seeing a very real need for character training.
Insert Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue. I was so excited when I was invited to the Launch Team a few weeks ago. I couldn’t download the files fast enough. After reading the description, I was hooked.
Description from site: You can never start training your kids in character too early! The first five years are the most formative years, so it’s the BEST time to start teaching and training them to have Godly character.
Doesn’t it just sound AH-MA-ZING?!?! Well, it is!! While we have not “hit it hard” these past few weeks, we have done a few things. We are technically on a break from schooling right now with all our ministry obligations, but we will begin with the full curriculum, printables and charts when we resume school. At that time we will embrace the lessons in full.
I am planning to use a combination of the charts my fellow reviewers have done for my own kids. I will have the chart ready made for the Littles to look at and learn from, while I my oldest will do the copywork and writing for the charts, as well as his copywork that accompanies this curriculum. I may also add some pictures for the little ones to identify with as we work through each character trait.
While we haven’t used the copywork portion of this program, I am a lover of all things copywork!! Rote memory is not for everyone, so the copywork and charts add a new dimension to their learning.
So far, we love this curriculum. I say “we”, but really it’s me. I am so impressed with how truly easy this curriculum is to use and the little preparation it actually has. Ain’t nobody got time for hours of prep work every single night. This curriculum makes it so simple and easy to use. And the best part – it’s not just for homeschoolers!! Since this program is designed for just 5-10 minutes a day, it is a PERFECT family dinner activity/devotion!!
Yes, it says this curriculum is geared toward the younger ages, but I have found it beneficial in our oldest as well. It takes a
little lot more patience, as we are “undoing” some bad habits he’s learned and we let slip. But, I am confident that over time, with God’s help and a lot of prayer – we will get there!
Still not sure this is for you? You can download a sample lesson here to check it out.
And the pricing is so reasonable!!
Want even better news? You can enter to win a digital copy of this ebook on the form below!! Thanks to the author, Kathie Morrissey of Character Corner, for not only creating this wonderful curriculum, but also for offering up a copy for ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!
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