I had researched several other "curriculums" to use, and almost ordered another very expensive one. I am so glad I found this series. I am using it along with the Three R's by Beechick. Right now my 7 yr old daughter is doing copy work and dictation, as well as reading and comprehension from the primers. My 5 yr old son likes to look at the pictures with the alphabet and is working on the letter sounds. We use these books every day to work on the basics in addition to the books they choose to read everyday from our home or public library. This is a must have for any home library.
The McGuffey Readers are fantastic. I'm now 18 years old and by the age of 5 i was reading with the help of this series. My mother home schooled me most of my childhood, where me and my 3 older sisters all learned to read with these books. I recommend these for parents who may be home schooling their children or would like to teach their child[ren] in addition to schooling. The levels are in good taste for beginning readers as far as alphabet and learning words go. Sentence structures and grammar are conveyed in a challenging, enlightening, and beneficial progression. Five stars to this century old collection, a great thing to hold onto/pass on to younger children.