Review – The Good and the Beautiful Kindergarten
** First I want to state that I am not being compensated in any way for this review, I just wanted to share my opinion on this curriculum and our progress thus far.
We are two months into our Kindergarten year, and I wanted to share with you how it is going. I found The Good and the Beautiful company over the summer. I could not get over how gorgeous this curriculum was! So I had to dig farther. After homeschooling my older children that are now in high school and some graduated, I had a pretty good idea on what I wanted for my sweet kindergartner. I wanted something that was Bible based. I was also planning on doing some Charlotte Mason learning as well. In example, artist / painting studies, poetry, etc. And I also learned by many trials and error that while I love so many of the downloadable or piece together unit studies, I desperately needed something put together, and prepared for me. Lucky for me, I found The Good and the Beautiful. It was actually so many of the things that I was looking for rolled into one!
What we are using this year:
- Kindergarten Primer Language Arts & Literature. This covers reading, writing, literature, spelling, grammar & punctuation, vocabulary, geography, and art!
- Kindergarten Math.
- Handwriting Level 1
- Science – these are in units — I have the Meteorology & the Space units.
- Notebooks – Nature Journal
There is nothing bad that I can say about the curriculum. Truly, it has been such a blessing to us. My daughter wakes up everyday asking to do school. She absolutely LOVES it and so do I. It is beautifully written and well thought out. There are many hands on activities to do through out the lessons. The math manipulatives are amazing. Its very appealing to the eye. While it is colorful, its not busy. It has artwork through out the pages, and everything is very high quality. I just cant say enough to do this curriculum justice.
It has been gentle learning, yet challenging enough that she has not been bored with it. She has a pretty good attention span and the lessons seem to be the right length for her. Every once in a while we break up a lesson into two days. Also, I might have been able to start her on the Kindergarten Language Arts rather than the Primer but I really wanted to make sure that we didn’t have any gaps in the reading lessons. I am pleased with that decision so far. I am also very pleased with the Math. That is her favorite subject.
I have not taken as many pictures as I would have liked, I will try to be better about getting more to share with you.
This happy face says it all!!
We have not started the Science units yet. We will be beginning the Meteorology one in a few days. I have gone through it all and I really think she is going to have a blast. I ordered it rather than getting the downloadable version and I am so glad I did. The pictures are amazing. And the paper is thick and glossy. I will share with you as soon as we begin it!!
They also have History. I am waiting to begin that next year. I have looked it over and read others reviews and opinions on it. I cant wait to begin that as well.
If you are interested in looking at The Good and the Beautiful click HERE. They offer the first five levels of Language Arts for free to download.
Do any of you use TG&TB? Leave a comment below.
Happy Homeschooling and many blessings to you and your family,