This book introduces the concept and basic vocabulary of virtues. It helps children to recognize and label the behaviors which they are striving to develop. When a child attains a virtue, that trait will become almost habitual for them. But it isn’t always easy. Life produces many challenges, and today’s culture often seems to oppose virtue. However, through faith, example, and practicing individual virtues, a child will keeping growing through adulthood, planting more seeds of God’s goodness along the way. We hope you have fun introducing virtues to the children in your life. This book is just the start. Be creative, and don’t forget to catch your children being good! Praise their every effort toward goodness and God-likeness.
Juliette Garesché Dages helped to found Peace Learning Circles, a non-profit organization that teaches conflict resolution skills to children. She lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children’s books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.