Anniversary Day 4! Who Wants Some Character Concepts For Their Babes? *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

by Sarah Mae on June 2, 2011 in Giveaways

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

“Every negative character trait our children exhibit is just a positive character quality misused.” Marilyn Boyer

I’ve had some wise women tell me that the most important thing to focus on right now with my babes is teaching them character.

I wanted to hear these women and heed their advice, so the search began for some good character training materials.  As if falling from the sky into my lap, Character Concepts for Preschoolers was brought to my attention by my friend Laura (she mentioned it on her blog). I looked it up, contacted the publishers, and asked if they would send me the curriculum for me to review (hey look, there’s the disclosure!). They said yes. 🙂

I’ve now been using Character Concepts for Preschoolers for the past school year with my babes (preschool and kindergarten ages) and let me tell you, I think it is fantastic.

The curriculum goes through 12 units of character study (you spend everyday for three weeks on each, 36 lessons total):

Obedience

Patience

Honesty

Gratefulness

Respectfulness

Responsibility

Initiative

Diligence

Kindness

Self-control

Deference

For each character trait, you read a story from Crossroads for Character (a book that comes with the curriculum), read a bible story related to the concept, listen to a story on CD that takes an event in history that reflects the trait, and memorize definitions of the trait and scripture about the trait (by way of flashcards). In addition to laying the foundation of the character trait through the stories and definitions, the curriculum comes with a book, Hands-on-Character, that gives you practical ideas for how to apply and/or practice the trait.

Here’s the great thing, this curriculum is not just for preschoolers.

Yes, it comes with some ABC flashcards, and the stories, crafts, and application ideas are geared towards preschoolers, but you can use this study for multiple ages (I’m learning so much!). The definitions, scripture memory, family fun trip ideas, and the history lessons are applicable to everyone in the family.

For younger ones, stick to the curriculum, and for older ones, just adjust by adding in more advanced reading, writing, math, etc. I have found it works wonderfully for both my babes.

Oh, and as a side note, you don’t have to be a homeschooling parent to use this curriculum. If you’re looking for something to guide you in teaching character, this is a good fit all around.

Now for the happy…

One of you will win this curriculum!!!

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Oh, and guess what?! You can use the code “HOMEMAKERS” to receive a 25% off coupon for the month of June. Woot!

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Good “luck!”

Sarah Mae

Sarah Mae loves God and the beauty He weaves; His grace overwhelms her. She is the wife of Jesse (her rock and super handy-man dude) and the proud mommy of two lovely daughters and one busy little boy. Her days are spent hanging out with her babes, homeschooling, writing, and drinking salted caramel mochas. She writes at Sarah Mae, is a contributor to (in)courage, the author of Desperate - Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, and is the creator of Raising Homemakers.

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{ 45 comments }

Debbie June 3, 2011

Wow – this sounds like great curriculum – and I hadn’t heard of it before! Thanks for sharing it!

Debbie June 3, 2011
Minda June 3, 2011

Visited the site. Great blog too!

Erica June 3, 2011

Ooooh, I would love to have this for my girls!

Erica June 3, 2011

Just got back from visiting the website. There looks like lots of useful stuff, I’m going to have to browse more when I have more time.

Dusty June 3, 2011

This looks great!

Dusty June 3, 2011

I shared on fb!

Anna Waller June 3, 2011

This is such an inspiring curriculum. I love your blog!!! Thank you for posting!!!

Dusty June 3, 2011

I tweeted!

Sandy June 3, 2011

I’d love to share this with my daughters-in-law as they begin homeschooling. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandi June 3, 2011

This looks like a great resource!

Brandi June 3, 2011

Checked out the website. Lots of great offerings!

Kasey June 3, 2011

This would be fabulous!

Stephanie June 3, 2011

Oh man! Two things I love babies and character! Thank you for the chance.

Stephanie June 3, 2011

Facebook post

Judith June 3, 2011

I will be starting homeschooling for my 3 kids for the first time this coming year. What an awesome resource this would be!

Kim June 3, 2011

I would love to win this!

Kim June 3, 2011

Visited the learning parent website. It has so many awesome resources!

Debi June 3, 2011

I would love to send these to my daughter. She needs some help
teaching our grandsons these attributes.

Michelle@OneRoofAfrica June 3, 2011

FB shared.

Michelle@OneRoofAfricaLove this! June 3, 2011

Tweeted.

Michelle@OneRoofAfricaLove this! June 3, 2011

Pick me!

Michelle@OneRoofAfricaLove this! June 3, 2011

Lovely site.

Jenn @ One House Schoolroom June 3, 2011

Wow… this would be a great addition to our curriculum. I have been searching for some great character building resources and these fit the bill for sure.

Thanks for the great giveaway!! 🙂

Jenn @ One House Schoolroom June 3, 2011

Posted on Facebook- Jenn Walden

Thanks again!! 🙂

Mama Mirage June 3, 2011

As a mom of 3 kids 4 and under, and pregnant with #4, this sounds like a great resource!

Mama Mirage June 3, 2011

I visited The Learning Parent website.

Sarah June 3, 2011

I would love this for my little ones!

Abby June 3, 2011

What a great resource. I’d love to have this for my kiddos!

Abby June 3, 2011

Tweeted!

KristinaD June 3, 2011

THis is sooo what I need! I am sure my kids do also… 🙂

KristinaD June 3, 2011

I fb’d!

Abby June 3, 2011

Checked out their website…gets me excited to start homeschooling this fall!

KristinaD June 3, 2011

And I even have preschooler! I checked out their website.

Jessica June 3, 2011

I would LOVE to win this for my kids!

Amanda June 3, 2011

I’ve got an up and coming preschoolers. Would love this curriculmn.

Sharon June 4, 2011

I’ve been looking for something exactly like this!

Jolene June 4, 2011

Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to win!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling June 4, 2011

Well with a 4yo, a 2 yo and another making it’s appearance in hours {yep, in labor at 4am and entering :)}, I would love to win! Teaching character, especially at a young age, is so important.

jennifer @ beautifulcalling.ca

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling June 4, 2011

I visited their site {love the header photo} and may look into this further! That is, if I don’t win 🙂

jennifer @beautifulcalling.ca

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling June 4, 2011
Joel June 4, 2011

Look like a great curriculum. My little ones would love it.

Jenny June 4, 2011

Yes, will love to win them for my kids! Thank you!

Jenny June 4, 2011

I tweeted! 🙂

Jenny June 4, 2011

I also facebooked! 🙂

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