This is a wonderful preschool curriculum! When I first started homeschooling a few years ago, this is the curriculum that made me fall in love with teaching and watching my little one grow and learn. As someone who didn't have a clue how to plan my own curriculum, this was a real life saver. All of the subjects are explained and organized for the teacher, and the worksheets are fun as well as challenging. Highly recommended!
My overall opinion of this curriculum is very good. My daughter loved all the activities in the workbooks. The colors are wonderful and engaging. The spiral method of teaching is good and no so good. Good in the sense that it reinforces what they learned in previous lessons, but not so good in, by the second book I felt like it was really redundant. The teacher books are a must with this curriculum! Without them I would have floundered with how to integrate the worksheets. We only did preschool three days a week and they have a great reasource in the teacher books on how to do it.
Overall my daughter enjoyed this curriculum. I am only ordering book one this time for my son and if he needs or wants to continue into book 2 i will buy it later.
This kit was wonderful! The only down side, is the resource back is just a bunch of loose sheets once you open it, so I spent a good part of my afternoon sorting all the different sections in to folders so it would be easier to find later. Other than that the quality is amazing! The Teacher guides have so many neat tips and tricks for first time home schoolers! And everything is very colorful and kid friendly. I am, and would recommend to others who purchase this, to get the resource pack laminated. Other than that, open it and prepare your little ones for a learning adventure! :)
For several reasons I chose to take my son through preschool at home. A friend suggested that I look into the Alpha and Omega curriculum. After using the Horizons Preschool curriculum for the last several weeks, I realize it does not have to to be an overwhelming project to provide a good education for my family. I absolutely love working with my son on a regular basis. He is having a great time learning.
My 4 year old loves it, and is learning quickly with this program. He enjoys doing the work, can't wait to see all the progress at the end of the year. I know this program challenges the kids more than our local school does, and they are very strict on education. I am glad he is learning and having fun, and not being board in school.