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When my son started homeschooling, I tried the same curricula that my daughter used. Fail!
After several curriculum changes, I was in a huge panic. Fortunately, I have good homeschooling friends who introduced me to Trail Guide To Learning and that changed everything.
We no longer have tears over “boring” lessons and fights over getting the work done. Trail Guide To Learning saved our homeschool. See! I said it again!
My list of things I like about Trail Guide is long. Here are my top five reasons I love Trail Guide To Learning.
1. All In One Unit Study
Trail Guide To Learning is a homeschool unit study curriculum that covers geography, history, reading, grammar, writing, science, and art. Just add math and you’ve got a full curriculum.
This was a great thing for my son. Jumping from one subject to another was not working for him. He would want to take a break or quit after each subject. The Trail Guide lessons flow from one to the next. They all revolve around the main theme and keep the interest of restless students.
2. Comes With Everything You Need
I love curriculum that is rich with readers and supplementary books, maps, and resources. I really dislike having to hunt and gather all those books, maps, and resources. Trail Guide To Learning comes with everything in one box! Awesome! This is such a huge time and sanity saver.
3. Teaches Character
When it comes to education, we naturally look for resources that will teach the academic disciplines. What about character? Isn’t that just as important? Wouldn’t it be great to teach about good character qualities and give examples of those who had them? Trail Guide To Learning does that through out.
Trail Guide To Learning units are all about great people who made a big impact on the world and how their outstanding character qualities helped them achieve their goals. Good character qualities are brought up in the books, in the discussions, and in the writing assignments.
4. Open And Go
While there might be a little prep work from time to time, for the most part, we just open the Trail Guide To Learning book and start. The planning is already done for you. Each day’s activities and lessons are lined out. You just have to follow along.
The first lesson of each week lists the supplies needed. Once those are gathered, you are done! Easy peasy.
My daughter loves to read. She could read her way through her studies, be happy, and would learn a lot. My son is not that way. He tolerates reading, likes to be read to, and loves hands-on learning. He learns best when the material is presented in various ways so he doesn’t get bored. Trail Guide is perfect for him.
Trail Guide has daily reading and writing assignments, read-alouds for the parents, hands-on science, map activities, art, and more. There are opportunities for notebooking and lapbooking. Each day brings something new. It’s never the same and never boring.
See For Yourself
There is so much thought put into the Trail Guide To Learning series. It teaches more than just facts and techniques. It cultivates a love for learning and develops parents as teachers.
Find out more about this Cathy Duffy top 101 homeschool curriculum pick at the Trail Guide To Learning website.
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