So how does this measure up to what we like most in a curriculum for our PK1Kids?
🖍️ Colorful Materials
We only use full color books in our homeschool to keep us all engaged and interested – Apologia does not dissappoint in this area. Not only are the textbooks and Notebooking Journals colorful, they’re filled with interesting illustrations as well.
🎲 Different Types of Learning
Variety in instruction is important to us, too. By using oral readings, copywork, craft based activities, memorization, and physical movement, these materials kept my kids focused and interested.
👩👧👦 Adaptability for multiple ages and levels
Apologia’s The Word in Motion adapts perfectly to a family homeschool setting. Beginning the lesson with a Bible story time together on the couch was a sweet was to start the morning.
👩🏫 Ease of teaching.
There is almost no prep required for this curriculum. Spend just a few minutes looking over their lesson plans and decide your own pacing for the various activities. Then, you simply “open and go” each day.
👐 Hands On Activities
The Notebooking Journal provides plenty of note taking, reflection questions, coloring pages, and supplemental activities to keep your crafty kids happy. This is not a project based curriculum by any means. Instead, it’s a curriculum your kids can use in a variety of ways to really go deep in their understanding of the Word.
If you want to teach the Bible as a core subject, the price point is very comfortable. The textbooks are reusable which helps for subsequent years and kids.
🔍 Keeps their interest.
With the variety of activities for each lesson you’ll be able to accommodate short attention spans by putting together a flow that works for your family. If your kids have a hard time sitting and listening to text, you can pair this with coloring or even acting out or drawing the stories as you read them.
This is not a simple, cutesy, Bible story themed, activity based curriculum. This is a curriculum that takes the Word seriously with the mission to help kids go deep and thoroughly know the Bible. Considering that big mission and being effective in it, simplicity isn’t really a big goal here. For covering the entire breadth of the Bible in just two years, the simplicity this curriculum does achieve in teaching and learning is certainly commendable. I do appreciate that there’s one textbook and one notebook in addition to the Bible and that’s all you really need (the rest is included as book extras on the website.)