I’m excited to be sharing my second review for another amazing vendor that will be at the 2015 HEAV convention: Character Concepts
Character Concepts was started by Rick and Marilyn Boyer who began homeschooling their fourteen children in 1980. Rick and Marilyn have written several books on homeschooling and Christian parenting and are popular speakers at conferences across America. HEAV is thrilled to have the Boyer’s back with us again as speakers this year!
We were blessed to receive a copy of the Growing in Wisdom Study Guide and a set of flashcards in exchange for our review. A complete set, which would also include a 3 hour CD set retails for $45.00. Growing in Wisdom is the fifth level in the Character Concepts curriculum and is geared towards students from ages 8-13. The study guide is a high quality, paperback book that contains 204 pages and covers 32 different character qualities including anger verses self-control, boasting verses humility, cheating verses honesty, and more!
I appreciate that the student workbook immediately gets the student searching for answers in the Bible. There is not a lot of “fluff” and the main focus is gleaning wisdom from God’s Word. Ryan’s only complaint was that the King James Version is used for the verses, but it wasn’t really a problem at all. In fact, I think it’s good to be exposed to various versions. Plus, I had to laugh when Ryan asked me what it meant to, “hearkeneth not” 🙂 !
Also included is a set of thick, laminated flashcards for each topic that is studied.
I hung each flashcard on the wall beside Ryan’s desk as he finished that particular character trait. The cards would also be great to hang on the refrigerator or in a place where all family members could see them.
We really enjoyed using Growing in Wisdom in our homeschool and think it would be a great resource for other families too!
* Don’t forget to stop by the Character Concepts booth at the 2015 HEAV Convention!
*** Less than FOUR weeks until convention***