Monday, April 1, 2013

We Choose Virtues ~ A Mosaic Review

I'm so excited. Today I get to share with you a product from a company we have been using for a year and a half now, We Choose Virtues! We Choose Virtues is an amazing set of tools to help you teach virtues (AKA character) to your children! For this review I was given one of their new products, Virtue Flash Cards for Families ($14.99), along with downloads to the Teacher's Handbook ($5), Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book ($3), Family Character Assessment (FREE), Memory Verses, Bible Heroes, and Truths (FREE), and the Butterfly Award (which is part of the Homeschool Kit $98.99 read to the bottom to find a coupon code)!

I have reviewed We Choose Virtues before and have (and use) many of their products. Each day we review one of the virtues we have learned using our Virtue Clues ($5.50) cards. These are very small (think business card size) and fit perfectly in our memory box.
We also have the Parenting Cards ($34.99) and put one up on the bulletin board as a focus for the month.
Additionally, we have the Three Rules Poster ($9.99 on sale for $6) and the Kid's Virtue Poster ($15) hanging in our schoolroom.
We have the 100 Days of Virtue Achievement Chart ($15 on sale for $13.99) but haven't started it yet. I am thinking we will start it during summer break!

As you can see, we love We Choose Virtues and were not disappointed by the Virtue Flash Cards ($14.99)! In fact, we love them even more because Heather (the founder of WCV) listened to her customers and has added a King James Version of her products! Yippee! This little set of cards (4.25 x 5.5 in.) has a picture the Virtue Kid and the virtue, "I am Self-Controlled" (for example) on the front and then what the virtue catchphrase and virtue antonym and a scripture on the back. For example, "I make myself do the right thing, I am NOT...wild, rowdy or disorderly and I don't expect others to control me" and Proverbs 25:28. Included with this set are directions for 3 different games! My kids had a lot of fun playing the games!
We also filled out the Family Character Assessment (FREE) for each child. It was interesting to see how each child thought they were doing compared with how I thought they were doing. It is also a great tool for helping to decide which virtues to teach first!

Right now my kids are not into coloring but when they are we have used the Kids of VirtueVille Coloring Book ($3) as a reinforcement for the virtue that we are working on.
The Teacher Handbook ($5) is a great resource. It is 48 pages that covers each of the tools and ways to use them! This might be a good place to start if you are wondering what tools to purchase (especially if you are on a tight budget).

In a Nutshell
~Products range from FREE downloads to kits that are around $100 (for families/homeschools)
~There are Family, Homeschool, Church and School versions
~There is a Secular version, King James version and a New International version
~Products are printed on high-quality papers (cards are on cardstock)
~Product Comparison Chart
~We Choose Virtues on Facebook
~We Choose Virtues on Twitter
~We Choose Virtues on Pinterest
~We Choose Virtues Contact Page
~for 15% off your total purchase use coupon code VIRTUE15 (does not expire)
~for 20% off the Homeschool Kit use coupon code HOME20 (expires April 30, 2013)

Our Favorite Product
The Parenting Cards are my personal favorite as they contain all the information you need to teach the virtues. If you can only buy one item this would be the one I would recommend. I would also download the Family Character Assessment because it is FREE and it will help you determine which virtues your family needs most.

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  1. Great review,Michelle and you just firmed up my decision to order the parenting cards.

  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingApril 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Thank you Liberty! I hope you enjoy them!


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