Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We are so excited to start using Heart of Dakota for Rachel and Abby beginning in January of 2010! Rachel will be going through the kindergarten program, Little Hearts for His Glory, and Abby will be starting the preschool program, Little Hands to Heaven.
Deciding whether or not to homeschool is challenging enough, but deciding what curriculum to use can be completely overwhelming! I remember searching the internet for hours on end not knowing what to choose. When I
Here are some reasons why I really love it:
~ It's Christ-centered. The main reason why we're homeschooling is to teach our children more about God, so I wanted a curriculum that would meet this need and HOD does!
~ The activities are so sweet, and most of all, fun! I've already gone through Little Hands to Heaven with Rachel, my oldest, and was amazed at how much she retained because she enjoyed herself and it didn't feel like "school".
~ The academics are just right. It's not too overwhelming nor too gentle. I feel like it strikes a perfect balance between being challenging enough but not too much.
~ I love the layout of the teacher's manual! I'm a box-checker so this makes me really happy. :) You can get an insider's peek of the manual here.
~ It's open and go. If I want to look ahead and plan I can, but if life gets busy (and it does with 3 little ones!), I can just open the teacher's manual and have it all laid out for the day because the work has been done for me.
~ All of the crafts and activities use ordinary materials that you would usually have around the house. With three little ones, the last thing I want to do is run to the store for a random craft material that I've never even heard of!
I feel so blessed to have found a curriculum that I believe honors God and will work so well for our family.
If you use Heart of Dakota and blog about it too, would you leave your blog address in a comment below? I'd love to connect with you and follow your adventure. :)