Character Concepts is a sponsor of Free Homeschool Deals. I received a review set of Character Concepts for Preschoolers Curriculum. The opinions in this post are my own.
I was very excited when Character Concepts provided our family with a set of Preschool Character curriculum. I have heard praises of Rick and Marilyn Boyer’s curriculum for years. I was also very impressed with my friend Crystal’s review of Character Trails, which is the Boyer’s next level of curriculum of Crossroads of Character.
The Character Concepts curriculum was an instant hit with my children. My children have thoroughly enjoyed reading through the Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices book. Several times my daughter has asked, “Hey Mommy, when do we get to play with those kids?” They have come to feel that the children pictured throughout this curriculum are their friends! The sweet faces that grace the pages are actually the Boyer grandchildren.
The Crossroads of Character book includes heartfelt stories that teach 12 important character traits such as honesty, diligence, obedience, and more.
The next part of this curriculum package that my children have been really engaged in are the Learning Character Cards that go with the Crossroads of Character book. The front of the character cards have a definition of the character trait. On the back there’s a corresponding Bible verse to teach what God says about the character trait.
I don’t use these cards like flash card drills. I’ve used them as discussion cards. We slowly go through each card and discuss the character trait and review the Bible verse. You can see in the picture that my little fella’ in the Elmo hat below and I are chatting about self-control.
And that brings me to another point that I love about Character Concepts. As a mom I readily admit that there is so much that I do not know. There is so much that I was never taught or exposed to and some times I feel inadequate. That’s no ones fault by any means. It exemplifys the fact that being a homeschool mom is such a blessing. There is so much that I can learn with my children!
As a mom I’ve seen fruit in using Character Concepts with my little ones. My four-year-old Gabriel (again, the little guy in the Elmo hat) is learning about patience. Well honestly, mom here is learning abut patience too. When Gabriel is frustrated or impatient I say, “Gaby, what is patience?” Even though he may find himself working through a character struggle he’ll say, “waiting well with a happy heart.”
That is music to my ears!
The Character Concepts curriculum lays out important truth for my children and me.
The Preschool Character curriculum set that we reviewed, and which we’re still going to mix in and use through out the year, also came with Learning ABC cards. These cards again have the same adorable children that my kids identify with.
The entire Preschool Character curriculum set includes a 36-week lesson guide, which includes teaching on 12 important character qualities, it also includes integrated Bible, Coloring pages, History, craft lessons, and more. The Mom’s guide gives ideas for seasonal and daily learning activities for throughout the entire year.