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Review of Life's Building Blocks Products for Families

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Character is a difficult thing to teach children sometimes. Not only do they need to know what it is, but they have to learn how to develop it. It's something we hope we can model, but we also wish to do better with our kids than we have done with ourselves. Right?

Life's Building Blocks knows this and wants to give families a better way. With their line of top-notch products and books, they keep learning values simple and give kids a fun way to explore the issue of right and wrong.


We previewed two items from their website, and I can say that we enjoyed them very much! Here's what we discovered:

  • The Spruce Street Six chapter books (for ages 6-11) combine the reading style that kids love, but give virtue-specific lessons that parents will appreciate. In each book, the characters face challenges common to all kids, and their thoughts and actions are followed until the end of the book -- when life lessons and answers are revealed. A review of the life lessons are covered in the "Something to Think About" section at the end.. which parents and kids can read together. (To see a preview of each book, visit the website.)
  • Storytelling Zaki (for ages 3-6) is a cuddly soft talking doll that sings and tells stories about virtues (the same ones the Spruce Street Six encounter.) The coolest part is that, just like a real chameleon, Zaki changes colors! The light-up fin on his back turns from red (stop) to yellow (think about it) to green (go for it!) and encourages kids to use their head before making important decisions.
These are just two of the products offered by Life's Building Blocks. (They also have a board game and greeting cards.) You can see their entire line of family-friendly, character-building items at their website www.lifesbuildingblocks.com.

Save! Shop in time for the holidays and get a great deal! Save 20% off your online order or $15 or more by using code Lille20 at checkout! (Offer is good until 1/31)

Wanna win? One lucky reader will get a Zaki doll or the chapter books (their choice) by commenting below. Just visit the Life's Building Blocks website and comment here with the virtue you would want to teach your child about first from the Parent's page. You have until this Saturday, December 20th at 5pm CST to get your entries in. Giveaway is subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!

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59 comments

  1. Thank you for having this! I would definitely love to teach the Honesty lesson. I have 3 children and sometimes things get blamed on other children or mysterious forces ;) Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Self-Control

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  3. I would just love the Zaki Doll. That is so cute. The first virtue that I would teach is kindness. Thank you!
    judybrittle at aol dot com

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  4. I would teach honesty. This is such a great idea.

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  5. My daughter needs a Zaki doll and at almost three she needs to learn not to be selfish.

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  6. Wow...this is a great idea! As a preschool teacher I would have to say that the first virtue I would use the doll for is definitely Kindness! That's the number one rule in my classroom...we must all be kind to each other!

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  7. I would like to teach my niece the Honesty lesson. What good idea behind these books. Thanks! I would love to win the doll.

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  8. love to win the doll for my daughter

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  9. honesty is my favorite- we seem to have an I didn't do it living in our house and not me sometimes mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  10. my daughetr needs to work on her selfishness

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  11. I would want my son to learn the value of Perserverance as he tends to want to give up right away when things are not going his way. Thanks for the contest!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I love the Honesty lesson the best. It's so important to teach our children to be honest to help build positive characters in them. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  13. Above all, I have taught my children and now my two grandchildren I'm raising to be honest. You are only as good as your word.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  14. I would want to teach kindness first.

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  15. Above all, I have strived to teach my children and now my grandchildren to be honest. You are only as good as your word.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  16. hard to choose - honesty or kindness. fingers crossed for a Zaki for my little boy!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  17. I would like to teach Kindness

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  18. wow i think both the books and doll look realy grate but well i got my eye on the doll i think my littel one would love it thanks please enter me in for this. and well it would also teach her honesty thats some thing i think every one can and should use

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  19. Honesty would definitely be my first lesson in virtues. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. my daughters would be elated.Life's Building Blocks and Replacement Wraps - wonderful product.thanks.

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  21. Honesty- a very important lesson I wish more people learned in life

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  22. My five year old resently has thought that telling elaborate stories are funny so I need assistance with honesty. Thanks

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  23. I am blessed with two girls who are already sweet,kind, and compassionate, but honesty and the importance of it has to be modeled and reiterated on a daily basis. I have 6 and 4 year olds so either prize would be loved.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

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  24. We could use the honesty lesson here.

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  25. These would be great for my boys. Fairness is the top one. They need some guidance in that area.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I would teach them about honesty. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  27. I think all of the virtues are important, but I think my son could use some lessons in self control. ;)

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  28. Courage. My son could use a bit more of that.

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  29. These are great for instilling honest

    ardy22 at earthlink.net

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  30. The Zaki doll would be great. I would like to teach honesty.

    Thanks!

    carissaad (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. I think honesty is the first lesson I would teach.

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  32. Kindness

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  33. The virtue I would teach first would easily be Honesty.
    pantslearson@yahoo.com

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  34. Kindness is the virtue I'd want to work on first . . . as it's at the heart of all matters and all that matters.
    betsypz@yahoo.com

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  35. Kindness is the first virtue I want my kids to learn about. Without kindness, you can't learn the others in my opinion. Thanks!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  36. I would pick kindness first although they are all very important! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  37. Kindness. I didn't see respect, because if you respect yourself, others and your environment then many of the other traits fall into place.

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  38. I like the Zaki doll!
    I'd teach fairness.
    harlifantham@yahoo.com

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  39. Honesty, I want her to be respected and respectful.

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  40. I would teach them to be honest.

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  41. Self-control garrettsambo@aol.com

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  42. Fairness is something we need to learn around here. Thanks!

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  43. definately honesty i think that is most important of every relationship throughout your life :)

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  44. I would teach them about self-control. They have to learn that if they want something they have to wait for it or realize they cannot always have what they want.

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. The Kindness guide sounds very interesting!

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  46. Self Control IS WHAT I WOULD LOVE FOR THEM TO LEARN!

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