Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jhen Activity Packets have good picture quality but lack titles and instructions.
The Teacher Edition lessons are varied, fun, and interdisciplinary. The children enjoy doing the hands-on activities and games. However, some stories are too long for children age four. Some students get bored listening to them, especially when they don't see any colorful pictures.
The K4 Footsteps for Fours Student Activity Packet pictures are captivating to the students because they are big and colorful. However, it would be more helpful to the parents who make follow-up studies/activities at home if the Activity Packets had titles and instructions. Also, there are only limited worksheets, if any, for Science and Social Studies.
September 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by shandy Not great for homeschool environment
Here is why: There is a lot of scripted information that is only applicable to the school or classroom setting. It takes a lot of time for me to go through it ahead of time and narrow down what I don't need to do or say in my homeschool. For instance, the importance of sitting in a group, not touching your neighbor. Yes they need to learn it, but strange to say when they are sitting alone. I love the fact that it is very colorful, however. Great for those littles that love cutesy and colorful pages.
August 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by epdx A Bit Basic but Beneficial
We're a couple of weeks into our homeschooling, and so far the activity pages have seemed very basic. I can see how they would be perfect for a classroom setting, but wish there was a homeschool version that was a bit more in-depth.
As far as biblical integration, so far the activity packet hasn't had any. It's not anti-biblical but also doesn't contain as much biblical integration as I would like.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by epdx Great Curriculum, Requires Adaptation for Homeschool
This is a wonderful preschool curriculum. That said, it is definitely geared toward a group classroom setting and has required adaptation for our homeschool use. I wish BJU had a specific homeschool version that removed the portions directed at private school students and adjusted the language to a family rather than a class. My only other wish is that the curriculum focused on a letter a week rather than so much rotation at the beginning.
Otherwise, we have loved it. My girls both love Max and his owner family.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by homeschoolmommy3 cute
I think this is really cute. My daughter loves school! Would be nice if it could have some things geared to homeschool. Also would like to have more Bible base with some lessons but over all I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good home school preschool curriculum for your 4 year old or 5.
March 14, 2013