Character Builders Set of 8 DVDs
Recommended for use with the Horizons Preschool Program, these DVDs can also stand alone. The movies teach positive character traits through animated characters and catchy songs. Each DVD holds two stories, each story targeting a specific character trait. The stories are told by a male narrator, who does the voices of all the characters. Older children probably won't appreciate the episodes as much, as younger children will be more forgiving of the slower pace, repeated scenes, and slight lag time of the speakers/animated characters, but the lessons in character are worthwhile for any audience. The set contains 8 DVDs targetting Obedience & Self Control, Goodness & Faith, Honesty & Responsibility, Thankfulness & Gentleness, Sharing & Kindness, Politeness & Joy, Confidence & Love, and Patience & Peace. Running time for each DVD is approximately 20-25 minutes.
Designed for versatility, this colorful, well-organized, easy-to-use curriculum starts each lesson with a biblical concept and then flows into activities and academic subjects. There are enough choices provided with each of the 180 lessons to be used by a five-day-a-week, whole-day preschool. Just as easily it could be adapted for half-days; three-days-a-week; or homeschool. New concepts are introduced on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th days of each week. The 2nd and 4th days expand concepts and provide additional practice. It can be used with either an activity-centered program or one more academically centered. Activities include arts and crafts, music, story times, and outdoor excursions. Subjects include social studies, language arts, math, phonics, and science. All are integrated and relate to the themes in the Bible lesson. Bible lessons cover the days of Creation and Noah and the Flood and are written from a nondenominational perspective.
Student Workbooks (two) are consumable, 4-color, perfect-bound with perforated pages. Teacher's Guides (two) contain detailed daily lesson plans and are black and white with coil binding. The Resource Packet contains both full color teaching aids (flashcards and pictures) and black line masters (memory verse cards and an alphabet puzzle). Flashcards for numbers, letters, colors, shapes, time, seasons, months come in both hand-size and display size. The sing-along CD keeps classtime lively. ~ Janice
over 2 years ago