Tara finds that having two younger daughters in addition to Abby, nap time is our primary block to accomplish school. Abby and I were able to complete a lesson, along with her other subjects, during nap time without being rushed or stressed. I was able to spend quality one on one time with my kindergartner. If for some reason our schedule was off, we could easily include a curious toddler and newborn. It worked well in either scenario. Summer (who just turned 2 in July) was just as eager to learn and explore as Abby.
During our unit study on plants, I asked my husband’s aunt to join us for one particular lesson. She’s an excellent gardener and Abby loves her dearly. We also asked Abby’s cousins (ages 4 and 7 at the time) to join. They enjoyed the lesson as much as Abby!
Tara of The Magnolia Barn tells us about using the Science K kit with her daughter.
In November, Abby began Kindergarten
. While I had determined most of her curriculum, I was however, unsure about science. As a new homeschooler, while confident in my decision, I am not as confident in my abilities to pull together my own science lessons and be consistent in that department. At the time, our family had many upcoming events (new house construction, expecting a new baby) taking place simultaneously, I needed a curriculum that was easy to use, completely planned and ready to go…enter Nancy Larson Science
When we began using the program, I was amazed at how easy and fun the lessons were. With a busy toddler in tow and a newborn, school had taken a backseat while we adjusted. But, we found Nancy Larson Science K
to be an easy addition to our day. I appreciate the scripted dialogue and games presented during the lesson. I feel that I can thoroughly and effectively teach her with the guidance provided by the teacher’s manual
. Abby is able to learn a manageable amount of information and stay engaged the entire time. She’s a very active, hands-on little girl and this is perfect for her!One of her favorite parts so far has been reviewing with the help of playing Simon Says. I love seeing her smile and enjoy what she is learning.
The lessons are perfect for busy, homeschooling moms! While I try to be organized and have my lessons and materials planned and ready, life happens. Nancy Larson Science
makes it easy! When things got hectic and I was not prepared, it was not a big deal. I was able to quickly gather the needed materials listed for the lesson, even when I was short on time. The scripted lessons offered a starting point to get my child engaged. As I became more accustomed, I felt more comfortable adding in more discussion that related personally to my child. The lessons are short, yet full of hands-on activities to keep even the most active child’s full attention.
Nancy Larson has taken the stress and pressure off of me and provided an exciting learning experience without sacrificing time!
Judy in Ohio talks about her granddaughter, Avery, who is doing Science K:
We were working on Lesson 33 talking about the mass and buoyancy of different items and seeing what would float. Later we reviewed and Avery sorted household items and toys putting all the buoyant ones in a group. Granddad Dave asked, “What do you know about the items in this group?” “They are buoyant,” said Avery. “Then what can you say about items in the other group?” Avery thought for a moment and offered, “They are girlant.”