I was debating on this or Horizons Preschool set.I looked at both samples and they were both amazingly alike.I wrote Weaver and they told me that both were just alike.That they were equal to one another.So if I bought both,I would just repeating the curriculum.I decided to go with Horizons because of the colored workbooks,I bought th multimedia set as well.I liked this concept better than set up like this in the Weaver unit.
I've reviewed the curriculum and am extremely excited to start it with my son. It is very well written and I am sure my son will love learning through the Weaver curriculum. Most importantly, the curriculum thoroughly integrates Biblical principles along with standard topics. Very well done!
This preschool/kindergarten curriculum is great for the first year of homeschooling. Covers all the basics in math, language arts, phonics, science and history; using the Bible as its foundation. The songs and actions that go with them are fun and informative. It only takes 3 days per week, allowing extra time for baking, field trips, etc.
We have just started working with this with our 4 year old daughter (kindergarten level) and almost 3 year old son who really needed some mental challenging. So far we have all loved it. I love the variety of activities and the way it is all centered on Scripture, and the way it makes it easy to explain trickier concepts like the Trinity. The kids love all the arts and crafts suggested in each page, and the huge variety of hands on activities. They remember a lot from the hands on things! It does require some preparation, mostly in material gathering for each lesson, but I'm trying to get organized enough to do a week at a time instead of just the night before and that will help a great deal. The only thing that so far I don't like is that it still comes with an audiocassette - I don't even have a way to play it anymore, and being very unmusical myself, it would be nice to have a CD that I could turn on to help teach the kids the songs.
Absolutely love this program. I have tried other programs and nothing felt like I was totally in charge of what was taught and I always felt like I had to come up with my own schedule to make things work. This program is exactly what it says, a biblical program from which all "subjects" are taught to a preschooler. I cannot wait to get into Volume 1 when we are done with preschool. I highly recommend this product to those who want to teach their children how to learn and want to use the bible to do it.