Sunday, January 4, 2009

Value Tales

We are excited about a new book collection we got the kiddos for Christmas. We had expected to have the entire collection (43 books) but there was a miscommunication in one order where we received duplicates but didn't keep. So we have 31 books.









Joel remembers reading these books when he was a little boy, they have been around since the late 70's, but they are no longer being published. Actually, a new line of books are being published with new values and new people.

Each of these books give a simplified and somewhat fictionalized biography of a historical figure, illustrating the value of a positive characteristic. These books help build character as well as teach about historical figures. (Click on the picture above to see who each book is about. Its written on the far left of the book binder.)





So the book "The Value Of RESPECT" is about Abraham Lincoln, and "The Value Of Creativity" is about Thomas Edison....

Here's the list of all the value tales books we have:
HELPING,
BELIEVING IN YOURSELF,
CURIOSITY,
PATIENCE,
SAVING,
RESPECT,
RESPONSIBILITY,
FORESIGHT,
FAIRNESS,
FRIENDSHIP,
FACING A CHALLENGE,
LEARNING,
TENACITY,
CARING,
GIVING,
SHARING,
DEDICATION,
DETERMINATION,
IMAGINATION,
BOLDNESS,
UNDERSTANDING,
KINDNESS,
CREATIVITY,
FANTASY,
ADVENTURE,
HONESTY,
COURAGE,
LOVE,
HUMOR,
TRUTH AND TRUST,
CREATIVITY

What I the most excited about is we will be reading one book a week in homeschooling. I made up a review sheet, where Kayla will write about each book. She will define each value, summarize who the book was about and how they exercised that particular value, and then will write how she could apply this value to her life. We are starting with the book "The Value Of TENACITY" which is about the hockey legend Maurice Richard.

I'd encourage everyone to own some of these books! Or if your in our area, and ever want to borrow a Value Tale- we'd gladly share!

2 comments:

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Ooh those are cool! I read some in grade school too!

Jon & Ashley McP said...

We had those books - I love them