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Fully illustrated book to teach character to preschool and kindergarten
Prepare to be amazed at how much fun great character can be!
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This exciting kids` character book by Marilyn Boyer is the newest addition to our Character Concepts curriculum. Sure to be a hit with both moms and children, Character Trails teaches the essential character qualities of attentiveness, boldness, decisiveness, joyfulness, flexibility, availability, generosity, courage, orderliness, endurance, thoroughness, and compassion.
Practical hands-on projects make learning come alive. Interesting "application questions" make it easy for you and your child to apply lessons to real life situations!
You will meet a wide variety of worthy heroes including General Douglas MacArthur, blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby, even canine hero Balto, the sled dog who saved Nome from the plague by carrying the vaccine through an impossible blizzard! Each character quality is illustrated in history, Scripture and "everyday life" stories. And it all come to life through the eyes of "the cousins" as a series of charming photos illustrate stories throughout the book.
Prepare to be amazed at how much fun great character can be!!
"Your instruction shapes the way your children think about themselves and everything in their world. Your instruction also opens their eyes to the unseen world where God and His Word takes shape and touches their young lives. So the curriculum you use, the stories you read, and the activities you choose are the tools of interpretation your children will use to process everything they see, hear, and experience. "Character Trails" is rich with biblical examples, historical illustrations, and precious family stories. It is wonderful formative instruction. These tools, along with the precious reminder that Christ was given to enable us to do what doesn't come naturally, and prayer for His strength to practice godly Christian character are powerful and poignant instruction."
~ Mrs. Margy Tripp of Shepherding the Heart Ministries, pastor's wife, author, conference speaker, educator
"I like having a variety of teaching materials on hand for biblical character instruction in our home. One of the resources I rely on for such curriculum is Character Concepts (formerly The Learning Parent) by Rick and Marilyn Boyer.
We have been using Character Trails in our home for quite some time now. Although it was written for ages 6-9, we easily adapt it for our four kids, ages 0-5. Each of the character traits in the book has a relevant Bible story, memory verse, a "real-life" story often starring the Boyer family, and a story from American history. Sometimes we use Character Trails as a daily devotion sort of reading. Other times, such as for our Attentiveness unit, we use the materials to help build a focused study on a character trait that needs some attention in our home. The kids especially enjoy hearing the real-life stories of other kids as well as using the coloring sheets that you can download to go with the book.
We have really enjoyed the Character Trails books and I'm sure we'll be buying more of the materials from Character Concepts at our upcoming homeschool convention"
~ Tauna M. ~ Proverbial Homemaker
"If you’re a mom of young ones and you’ve been over to my house in the past few months, you’ve probably heard me talk about Marilyn Boyer’s Character books. I can’t help myself; I love them.
And it’s just not me who loves them. My children adore these books.
We were all so sad when we finished Crossroads of Character, so I was thrilled to discover that there was another book in the “series”. Character Trails is similar to Crossroads of Character, but it’s geared for a little bit older age level (I’d say 5-10 year olds).
There are 12 different character qualities covered. For each character quality, there is a Bible story, a story from history, and a story from Marilyn’s grandchildren that exemplifies that character quality.
Once again, my children were completely engaged. Some of the Bible stories and stories from history were ones they were very familiar with. But there were others that were new to them.
Character Trails provided a springboard for many great discussions. And, once again, we were sad when we were finished with the book. I think my children are very hopeful that Marilyn continues to release these books so that they can follow along as her grandchildren grow up!
If you’re looking for a quality book on character for younger children, I’d definitely recommend Crossroads of Character and Character Trails. We read one story every day at breakfast and it was the perfect length for the current ages of my children."
~ Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom
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