Thursday, February 23, 2012

Apologia~Who Am I?

Last year we were able to review the first in the "What we Believe" series, "Who is God and How can I know Him?"  We love this series. 

This year we are yet again blessed by Apologia's "What we Believe" series.  We were sent "Who Am I? and What am I doing Here?"  This series is designed for children ages 6-14 but can easily be adapted for younger or older.  It's never too early or too late to teach them about what God tells them regarding self-image.

We were sent for review:
Textbook ($39.00)
Notebooking Journal ($24.00)
Copy of the book on MP3 CD ($19.00)
Coloring Book ($8.00)

The textbook is amazing!  Have you ever wanted to teach your child about their identity in Christ?  This curriculum will assist you in doing just that!!  This text will help your child develop a healthy self-image based on what the Bible says.  How great is that.  Especially this day and age.  Our children are bombarded with what the world says they should look like.  TV, Magazines, everywhere they turn they are told they need to look a certain way.  You can help change this by directing them toward what Scripture says about self-image.

Our children love seeing first hand what the Bible tells them about self-image.  The questions in each section gets the children searching Scripture.  I L.O.V.E. that!  They get their journals out and write down what they are learning.  Then on the days they are feeling down about themselves they can just open it up and read for themselves how much God adores them.

At the end of each lesson there is a prayer our children can pray. 

No matter what learning style your child is there is something in this curriculum for them.  Our children learn mostly my seeing, touching and hearing.  So the coloring book was an excellent addition to this.  While they were coloring the picture it opened up a bunch of conversations about what we had been going over.  So we popped in the CD and let the conversations commence. 

My favorite part of this curriculum was the lesson plans that are in the journal.  I don't know about any of you, but planning is something I really do not like to do.  So when I can find a curriculum that does it for me...sign me up!  Also, I like that each lesson is broken up into bite sizes.  You can complete this book in 4 months up through 9 months.

Right now there are three books in this series with more on the way.

1. Who is God?
2. Who am I?
3. Who is my Neighbor?
The fourth one What on Earth can I do? will be out later this year. 

You can find samples of each book at Apologia's website.  You can also see the table of contents for each as well.

To see what other crew members are saying go on over to the crew blog.

As a part of TOS homeschool review crew we were sent these books free for review. 

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