Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Learning Parent Review

I was given the opportunity to review some products by The Learning ParentThe Learning Parent is new company to me.  Rick and Marilyn Boyer, founders of The Learning Parent, are pioneer homeschoolers.  They began homeschooling in 1980, and are still homeschooling their youngest three today.

I was given the Character Concepts for Preschoolers Basic Curriculum to look over and give a review.  I am very big into photographs, so what immediately caught my eye was all the photos they included.  This is what is included in the Character Concepts for Preschoolers Basic Curriculum which sells for $74.96:
  • Character Concepts for Preschoolers - Mom's Guide
  • Crossroads of Character - Learning to Make Wise Choices
  • Hands of Character Building
  • Uncle Rick's History for Preschooler's CD
  • Learning ABC's with the Cousins flashcards
  • Learning Character with the Cousins flashcards

The Mom's Guide is very easy to use.  The curriculum is divided into 12 units.  A unit covers 3 weeks.  You can adjust to what you want, but if you're looking for something simple with lesson plans laid out for you, this is it.  It tells you what to do, and on what days of the week to do them.  There are even recipes included and suggested field trips.

The flashcards are printed off on cards stock.  I'd recommend getting them laminated to help them last longer.

The CD has stories told by Uncle Rick about American heroes who showed the character traits they are learning about.  There are pictures in the back of the Mom's Guide that go along with the story, you can photo copy the page and let them color while they are listening to the CD.

The only thing that I would love is for the memory verses to be in King James.  I understand not everyone uses the KJV, but maybe they could offer an option. 

This is a fun Preschool Curriculum.  If you are new to homeschooling this would be great for you because everything is outlined for you.  It's very parent-friendly! 

I have something special for you!  Until October 18th you can receive 25% off your entire purchase from The Learning Parent by using the code: bethouexalted

*Please note I was given the curriculum to review.  The opinions are my own.

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