I took some pictures this morning of the ones we’re currently using.
Developing the Early Learner isn’t one I’d rebuy. Sierra’s using it right now (Brooklyn used it last year)
It came with Sonlight and I just don’t like it much. I think it’s probably just because it seems like a waste of money. There’s not enough content to justify $10 for this one book (personal opinion, of course)
In the first book there is a lot about rhyming.
Sierra’s favorite pages are the ones where you color the objects if they’re the same. She loves doing same/different activities.
I really, really love these Kumon books. We have four of them and they’re really great for early learners. Sierra’s the one using these this year.
For Sierra, since she’s so little and doesn’t have as much control, I LOVE that the letters are inside a box. It really helps her stay on the path. Her writing has improved this week since using these workbooks.
They work up to tracing letters without the use of a box.
I don’t have pictures of the inside of Brooklyn’s new first grade workbooks because holding them open while trying to take a picture was too hard.
Speaking of holding them open- I buy a workbook and HAVE to pull the pages out, hole punch them, and put them into a binder. It’s SO much easier to grab a paper out of the binder than tear it out of the workbook. It may seem like a small thing, but small chunks of time are invaluable when you’re trying to school two kids and keep up with the third!
Plus, and this is huge for me, I like to keep the worksheets after my kids complete them. Since they’re already hole punched I immediately pop them into a seperate binder (one for each girl). Easy, huh!
Oh, here are the links to the workbooks I have for Brooklyn.
I buy ALL my workbooks at Barnes and Noble. If you’re homeschooling make sure to get an educator’s card there right away, you get 20% of all books!!
Total Reading Grade 1
Flash Forward Reading Grade 1
Language Arts Grade 1