(Chicago, IL, USA)
I am a mother of 6. My children are ages 10,9, 7, 5, 3, and 1. After trying many curriculums that work with everybody, I have learned the following: My oldest son works better with tangible workbooks, one-on-one, with his Dad. He is using LifePacs. Switched on Schoolhouse didn’t work with him, but works with my more easy learners- my 9 year old girl and 7 year old brother who won’t scold the computer if they get something wrong (as my oldest did). My two who like SOS really enjoy the games. My 9 year old enjoys the journal, periodic table, and the ability to “email” Mom. Lastly, SOS takes a lot of pressure off me, but at the same time, it’s important to provide plenty of literature- readers and read-alouds for a well-rounded education for any curriculum used.