“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
As you may have read on another post ‘Character building for Christian children’, I was given a copy of the Lads and Ladies of Wisdom curriculum for families from Kathie Morrissey over at http://thecharactercorner.com/ to review.
I will try to make this short and sweet so as not to take too long so you can head on over and get yourself a copy. 😉
This curriculum is the sequel to the Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue curriculum, and it is aimed at grades 1-6, although it can be “adapted for use with younger or older, by giving more or less for memory work, based on their age and ability”.
This curriculum will get you 5 months of daily lessons which will only take about 5-10 minutes out of your day.
It is great for anyone, including homeschoolers, Sunday School lessons or just any Christian family who is wanting to give their children a biblical view on wisdom.
What I love about this curriculum is the simplicity of it. I am not a very organised person by nature, so I found the simplicity of this curriculum great.
The lessons are well planned out and easy to follow.
For an example, I’ll use the first lesson to show what I mean.
First off, you get the items you’ll need so that you aren’t hunting around for them as you go, which saves time and makes things easier. (This might be a ‘no brainer’ for some, but for the unorganised folk like myself, you’ll need to know this. lol)
The lesson starts off by reading the definition of wisdom to your child/ren and then read the verse. Then you discuss the verse and what it means.
After this, you do the activity with the children, which is great for visual and tactile learners as it involves them in the lesson, they are not just being spoken to. Then you discuss it again and see what they have taken away from it all.
Then, there is a prayer at the end. There, simple as that.
There is a list of the items you will need, for the activities, at the beginning and most of the things you will need are things that you will already have at home. If they are something you don’t have at home, just use a highlighter or something to mark the items you will need for that week/fortnight/month, that way you will know what you need to purchase beforehand.
It is all laid out in detail so there is really nothing left to do but teach the lesson. There are also activity pages for the child/ren to do in order to help cement the lessons.
I found that it would help to only print out what you need, not the whole lot. A week, fortnight or a month in advance (depending on how organised you are) would be all you would need.
I also suggest getting your child/ren a folder each so they can put their ‘work’ in each day. That way they can go back and read it when they like. There is also a cute little ‘treasure chest’ reward page with ‘jewels’ they can cut out and stick on at the end of the week when they can say the memory verse and keys for the lessons.
This is such a great curriculum for your child/ren to draw closer to the Lord, but it’s also great to spend those precious few moments with your family doing this. It will be something they can look back on fondly when they are older and remember those times spent with family doing the devotions.
**Please note. I did not, and will not, receive money for doing this review. I was given a copy to try for my honest opinion. 🙂
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