Sonlight users - advice or experience, history d+e multiple ages
Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:30 PM
Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:45 PM
I personally think their age range is spot on and would not ever recommend using it below the recommended age.
So no, I would not recommend using that with your younger kids. It's too old for them.
Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:13 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't even use the separate Level D HBL (History-Bible-Literature) package with 6 and 7 year-olds. Sonlight tends to push the envelope just a bit with regard to emotional maturity needed for the content as well as length. I too found their recommended ages spot on. D+E is recommended for ages 9-12, and D is recommended for 8-11. I combined both of my kids and I found that it was usually just right for my oldest (in the middle to upper end of their ranges), and usually a good fit but sometimes a bit rough for my youngest (who was always at the young end of their recommendations).
I'd want more picture books and fun for 6 & 7 yo's.
Also, I wasn't sure if I read your post correctly, that your oldest would do Core F (maybe just the lit?) along with D+E? I'd stick with just one core, unless you are just making F optional lit or something. (Even then, I think I'd pull from the Grade 4 Readers instead--they don't correlate with any HBL package, leaving you free to use F in the future, and they are more "fun" reading. The F readers are really good, but they are going to be meatier and you'll want to discuss more. They really do go well with the full HBL package.)
Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:29 PM
Why rush? My DD is in 5th next year and we are doing C this year and will be doing D next year. I'm excited about really diving into US History for two years and, considering the content, taking our time.
And yes, definitely NOT for the 6-7 year old.
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