I recently asked on a couple of homeschool lists for ideas on character building. Teaching our children to be loving, kind, and obedient is much more important than teaching them facts and multiplication. I realized that I was spending all day teaching things like reading and writing, but not really knowing how to deal with character issues. I didn't have a teacher's manual for character issues, or a clear plan on how to teach these types of lessons. I work hard at giving my children a good education (facts, multiplication, reading, and writing included!), but realized that character training takes a focused effort too.
In no particular order, here are some of the ideas I received:
A Child's Book of Character Building
making lapbooks on character building - lots of ideas here
reading stories from The Book of Virtues and The Children's Book of Virtues
My ABC Bible Verses
Joy Berry books
The Put On Chart from Doorposts <----- We bought this one and plan to use it.
Big Thoughts for Little People: ABCs to Help You Grow <----- We have this from the library right now and really enjoy it. In the photo above, this is the book they are reading. :)
Right after I had asked this question, we ended up switching to Heart of Dakota for our homeschool curriculum. Although My Father's World was Bible based, with Heart of Dakota I feel like the girls are catching on to the lessons a bit more. We have had some great discussions about character issues in Reddy Fox, the Bible stories, and more.
I'm so thankful to be home with my girls and imparting these important lessons to them while they are still young! Please feel free to chime in if you know of another good resource for teaching character.