Our family chose homeschooling not only for the educational benefits, but because we want to be able to instill good values and morals into our children. When they are close to us every day we have many opportunities to train them and help them with areas they may struggle in.
Character training is especially important as they are young. When you are by their side all the time you can see areas that they may struggle in such as impatience, selfishness, whining etc… you can redirect them and point them to the scriptures to help them.
A great way to do this is by the use of character charts. When our children were small we hung up a character chart or behavior chart on a bulletin board. We would look at it each day during Bible time and we would discuss a trait they needed to personally work on that week.
I have rounded up some character charts and other character resources that I hope will bless you in your homeschool:
We love the printable charts and cards from We Choose Virtues because everything is done for you so it is easy to implement.
The Character Corner is an amazing resource to help you teach your children about Godly Character. There are tons of articles, curriculum and free resources to help you on your parenting journey. They have some great free character charts and certificates:
Character First Education is a FREE character curriculum that uses animals to learn a different character trait. The lessons are free and you can click on on each character quality to download free lessons, activity sheets, craft templates, and videos.
Carrie uses Character Concepts curriculum in her homeschool. She went through their character curriculum series with her oldest and is now using Proverbs People with her youngest. She loves it!
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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