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Old 05-20-2009, 06:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What is a good Character Study for a 1st grade boy?
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What's a character study?

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Are you looking for secular or religious? Any denomination?

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It's not a curriculum, but I like the "valuetales" series. They were written in the 70s, and they are biographical stories about a variety of historical figures, with each one highlighting a particular character attribute like responsibility or persistence, or generosity. My kids like the stories, and they know about a few historical figures they might not know about otherwise. FYI, the series intends to be racially sensitive, but it was written in the 70s and the language might not be what we would choose now (i.e. it talks about the "black district" or something in one book).

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What I am looking for is book that teach like values. Maybe how you should be polite, clean up your toys, help out around the house ext.
http://www.pearables.com/Responsibility
Like that only I wanted to see if there were others I might like instead.
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Joy Berry wrote a series of books with titles like "A Children's Book About Disobeying". The series name is "Help Me Be Good". My kids like them. They give good explanations of what different words mean, why you parents ask you to do certain things, what the impact of your actions might be on others, what the consequences might be and what to do if you've made a mistake and need to make it right. Many of them end with some version of the golden rule, although they are not religious in nature.

The format is accessible. They are small books, with a few sentences on one page and a cartoon picture with dialogue on the other side. Each book has an animal that provides comic relief in the form of thought bubbles in the cartoons.
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We find that most Sonlight books have a moral point or a character worth emulating. Check out their website for the book lists.
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http://www.notebookingpages.com/stor...roducts_id=231

they have a character journal link in there too
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what about the childrens book of virtues and similar books (on amazon.com)
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Last year, I made up my own on diligence. He copied the definition for copywork and some quotes and Bible verses as well.

We read some things from Book of Virtues too.

My son was 8 and in 2nd grade last year and in Jan we started Boyhood and Beyond and I really like it. I think by the end of the book some of the topics will be beyond him, but so far so good.

I also just bought Plants Grown Up on Amazon, but I haven't dug into it too deeply.
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http://www.keepersofthefaith.com/Cat...s_Books_89.asp

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Good parents are the best character studies!
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coming back to read more later

Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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have you seen any of these?

Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories by William Kilpatrick

What Stories Does my son need?: A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys by Michael Gurian

Core Virtues : A Literature-Based Program in Character Education
by Mary Beth Klee

If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? by Sandra McLeod Humphrey (this one is part of a serise ...)

Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination by Vigen Guroian


ALSO:

The Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children's Literature by Elizabeth McCallum

Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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Children's Books That Build Character

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Aimee + Scott = Theodore Roosevelt (11/05) and 23 months later Charles Abraham (10/07)....praying for a little sister; the search starts May 2014
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