5-, 6- and 7-year-olds get bored easily. That's why Core A was developed to provide a fun and memorable introduction to the scope of history, geography, and the Bible that offers a solid foundation for further study. Too often the big picture is lost in the details, or never developed: this course ensures kids will have intellectual access to it from the very beginning.
The Usborne Children's Encyclopedia and Living Long Ago are the key texts, covering the cultural and general history of ancient Egypt all the way to Colonial America and the 19th century. Supporting texts fill out more of the cultural aspects, and there's always room for further study apart from the Sonlight materials. Biographies are also helpful, while fun fiction like The Wizard of Oz offers a break from more rigorous study (as well as cultivating young imaginations).
As with all levels of Sonlight, this one should be used not only as an academic program, but as a way to grow closer to your child both through learning together and playing together. The variety of texts employed will keep kids interested, and presents a lot more information than even the best single-volume treatment of any period can do.
Please Note: Sonlight Curriculum does not sell their materials to Exodus Books. We carry many of the same titles, and are often able to obtain used copies of books they publish. The following is culled from their 2013 websiteand includes much of their selection, though it is not comprehensive, nor is it in any sort of curricular order. For a complete listing, visit the Sonlight Curriculum website.
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