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Not quite what I expected
on August 31, 2011
I like that this book is constantly reminding my son what he has already learned, that there's memorization work,and that the lessons are quick and simple. However, I'm only on lesson 10 and I can tell you that I do have a few complaints. We learned what a noun is right away by memorizing that it is a person, place, thing or idea and repeating that several times. We were not given examples of each type of noun used in a sentence or any kind of worksheets so that my son could really start to pick them out. A few lessons in we are introduced to pronouns. I would have liked to work just on recognizing nouns in a sentence first. I printed up some worksheets offline and we did it ourselves, and even though my kiddo was spitting back what we were memorizing, it did take him a sheet or 2 before he was able to easily pick out the nouns and apply the knowledge. Like I said, we're only a few lessons in and maybe that will be worked on more later on, but I don't like the idea of just telling somebody what something is without really showing them what it is. Their other products seem to be effective so I am going to keep trying this for a little while longer, but I feel that we may need to look into another product or keep printing up worksheets. I don't know if I feel that this is enough on its own.