48-Hour Giveaway: Character Curriculum from Rick & Marilyn Boyer (1 Winner)
As you likely know, we’re big fans of the Character Concepts books. I’ve recommended them over and over again to moms of young children because our family have enjoyed them so much.
And I love the family who produces these books. Character Concepts was developed by Rick and Marilyn Boyer, pioneers of the homeschool movement who began home educating in 1980. They have graduated 12 of their fourteen children so far (the picture above is of their entire family now!)
I’ve met the Boyers in person and they are so genuine, authentic, and inspiring. Their Character Concepts Curriculum is based upon what they taught in their own home when their children were growing up.
Since they believe character is one of the most important subjects you can teach your children (and I’d definitely agree with that!), their goal is to provide kid-friendly, age appropriate, practical character training materials for you to use in your home. And they have hit a homerun with their books — at least in our home.
My kids have loved these books. Here’s my review that I posted awhile back:
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 read Crossroads of Character last year and Silas (only two and a half at the time) begged for me to keep reading another story and another story. I’ve never had the children all be so engaged in our morning devotional as they were with Crossroads of Character.
What they loved was that Crossroads of Character taught character lessons with stories and full color pictures. All of the children in the stories are Marilyn Boyer’s grandchildren. My children loved following along with the antics of each of the children in the book. Since there were children each of their ages, they especially got excited about the stories.
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.
Suffice it to say, I can’t say enough good stuff about these books! My kids are eagerly awaiting more to be released!
I’m excited to be giving away a HUGE set of products from the Boyers to one reader here today. You’ll receive the entire Character Concepts for Preschoolers Curriculum ($155 value), the Boys of Liberty Library Collection ($75 value), Character Trails ($24.95), and Portraits of Integrity (we’ve been enjoying reading stories from this book at dinnertime!
Save 15% Off Any Purchase
The Boyers are offering a 15% discount on any purchase from their website right now with coupon code MONEYSAVINGMOM. If you have young children, I’d especially recommend the Crossroads of Character or Character Trails books.
Would you like to enter to win the HUGE set of products from the Boyers I mentioned above? Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. One winner will be chosen and posted on Monday. This giveaway ends Friday, March 22, at 11:59 pm, CST.
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