Review: Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
This curriculum is so fun and much-encompassing! I love how there is a story with narration practice! The student makes their own dictionary, and that is a great, real-life way to practice spelling, word usage, and vocabulary. It not only has spelling and narration, but also introductory grammar and punctuation! I really wish we had a fun, simple book like this when C-Bear was younger. We could still use this, of course, but he has some heavy-hitting grammar going on right now with Classical Conversations so this will likely be used for K-Bug in early elementary as a Primer.
I really enjoy the Bible throughout this book. There is memory work, copy work, and Bible is even used in some of the pictures/stories. It is well-woven throughout the book. There are some general skills used throughout such as alphabet (expected), days of the week (not as expected), and months of the year. Often I feel like I am two-faced when it comes to homeschooling. I really love Classical and enjoy Charlotte Mason methods. Of course, this appeals to my Charlotte Mason side. My only concern is that it is not quite repetitious enough for a child to really master it (thus, my Classical side comes out). I truly think it depends on the child. C-Bear tends to do very well with repetitive lessons. I am not sure that is quite how K-Bug will learn, though she is doing well using Classical methods. It is a really nice curriculum and if you have a Charlotte Mason goal in mind, it is perfect for you! It is attractive to look at, too! I would recommend level 2 to a 2nd grader, so it is appropriately named. An advanced 1st grader probably will have no trouble with it, either. I like that this is not a super heavy Language Arts Curriculum. C-Bear didn't have any LA until he was in 3rd grade. I have no regrets about it, but this would have been a nice, light thing to use in earlier years. The book is consumable, so that is something to keep in mind. Overall, this is between my children at the moment, but I am going to probably use a little bit over time with K-Bug as she ages and I am going to look back on it for C-Bear and see if there are any gaps in his LA education that this book addresses. Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the New Book Review Crew at NLPG in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.