The Learning Parent’s “Character Concepts for Preschoolers” Curriculum {Giveaway}

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“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 couple months 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!!!

To enter, just leave a comment.

If you would like extra entries, go for it – Twitter, Facebook, write a post, etc. Just leave a comment for each thing you do.

Make sure to visit The Learning Parent website where you can see the Character Concepts for Preschoolers curriculum, along with many of other valuable resources.

You can “Like” The Learning Parent on Facebook here (great discounts are announced here!).

Good “luck!”

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341 Coffee Talks on “The Learning Parent’s “Character Concepts for Preschoolers” Curriculum {Giveaway}”

  1. erin says:

    Yeah! This sounds marvelous. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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  2. Jenny says:

    I have been looking for a good character training recommendation. Lokks like I got one, with a possibility to win it free!

  3. Sarah says:

    I will definitely be researching this curriculum as I have been thinking of trying to find something just like this! Thank you.

  4. Carla says:

    This is just what I needed…thanks for doing the research for me. I am already following the Faith Weavers Curriculum with my 3 and 4 year old but wanted a better way to build virtues before they went to school. Thank you!

  5. Wow this looks great and for me, a new homeschooling mom it looks even better!! Hope its not too late to enter. would love to have this to take back with us to Kenya!
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  6. Susan T says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I'd love to win.

  7. Ashley says:

    This sounds awesome!
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  8. Ashley says:

    Like them!
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  9. hippie4ever says:

    What a fantastic gift Thank you

  10. Yelena Galchenko says:

    I think this is awesome! My son is only 2 but I'm ready to start looking for good training materials now. : )

  11. Charity says:

    OOO OOO OOO…pick me!!! I've been wanting something like this so bad!!! :o)

  12. After the morning my 4-year-old and I had, this would be well-welcomed!
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  13. Jennifer says:

    I'm going to pray about this. It looks great!

  14. Brooke Clarke says:

    I would love to win these!!

  15. Kris says:

    Character building is the most important 'subject' of homeschooling, isn't it? It would be a blessing and answer to prayer to receive this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Suzanne says:

    I would love this! I seem to stumble around trying to teach character qualities on my own, a curriculum that emphasizes character would be wonderful!

  17. Marilyn says:

    GREAT material!

  18. This would be great–I'm a homeschooling mama of 5 little girls. :-)

    Come enter my giveaway, too!
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  19. I tweeted this giveaway!
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  20. Erika says:

    Sounds like a great curriculum!

  21. Kelly says:

    OK Sarah Mae,

    Of all of the giveaways so far this week, THIS IS IT! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I would really LOVE to win, but if not, I think I'll be adding it to my wishlist for a future purchase.
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  22. Kelly says:

    I liked the Learning Parents page on FB for that extra entry.
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  23. Kelly says:

    I'm also sharing on fb!!
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  24. Ruth says:

    I'd love this. I'm homeschooling my 4 yr old and 2.5 yr old right now and could definitely use this!

  25. Julie Anne says:

    I could definitely use some help in building some character in my kids!! We have had quite a few challenging days here lately!!
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  26. Stephanie says:

    This looks wonderful!

  27. Stephanie says:

    I also shared on FB.

  28. Naomi says:

    This looks so neat!

  29. Melissa says:

    Very cool! I'd love to try this.

  30. Amanda says:

    oooo…sounds very interesting!!! What a great thing!!!

  31. Mary says:

    I would love to win this to use with my 3 girls!

  32. Emma Daniel says:

    YOu can't beat a good tried and tested recommendation. I have the hands on character building book and it's great, would love the rest of the curriculum. Many thanks.

  33. Amy W. says:

    This sounds like a wonderful character curriculum! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

    Amy

  34. Melissa says:

    Wow, this sounds amazing.

  35. Crystal says:

    I want this for my two boys!!! Sounds SO great!
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  36. Crystal says:

    I just liked them on fb! :)
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  37. Melissa says:

    I would love this!! Thanks

  38. Teresa says:

    This looks wonderful. It would be great for my 3 and 4 year old.

  39. heather c says:

    OH I hope I win! I have been looking for a character study for my kids for awhile now! I would love to try this out!

  40. Michelle says:

    This looks really good! Would love to try it with my family!

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