As parents we want our children to learn to make wise choices and to walk in righteousness. However, teaching godly character can be a big struggle, especially when you aren’t sure where to start.
Both of these books are used as part of the Character Concepts Curriculum, but they can also be used as stand alone books to teach children about making wise choices–choices that honor God.
Crossroads of Character is recommended for ages 4-6. This book teaches about the following aspect of godly character:
- deference (sharing)
Each trait includes a simple definition, a scripture reference, and a practical example from the life of a child. Each story is 2 to 4 pages long and includes at least one color photograph on each page.
We’ve read this book to our children several times. It amazing how heightened we all our to each aspect of godly character once we’ve read about it. It also makes it easier to reference something the kids can understand when they are having trouble making wise choices.
If you have a toddler or preschooler, I highly suggest getting this book.
Character Trails is recommended for ages 6 to 9 and covers the following 12 character qualities:
Each quality is presented through three stories, one from the Bible, one from a hero from history, and one from the everyday life of the Boyer cousins. At the end of each chapter there are three application questions as well as three practical projects designed to help children internalize what they’ve learned and apply it to their lives.
There are also free Character Trails Coloring Pages that go along with the Character Trails book.