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  1. Oh, I'm so excited to hear that there is a 4th edition in the works!!! WTM is my "bible" when it comes to homeschooling and I so appreciate all the hard work you have put into it! My children are very young (6, 4, 4), so I can only speak to that age group. There is only one resource I would recommend replacing, and that is Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready. It drove me nuts. Kids mature and grow at such different rates that I found some activities frustrated my kids and others bored them. The black and white format also made it tough to get excited about the activities and some of the materials they suggested using are not so easy to get a hold of anymore. Some resources I have used for preschool that I love: What Your Preschooler Needs to Know Activity Books 1 and 2 - These are consumable workbooks that use stickers and cutouts to introduce letters, numbers, colors, etc. My kids really enjoyed them! Horizons Preschool KIt - This is a great kit for someone that is home all day with their first child. Tons of great ideas that revolve around the days of creation, and it makes it easy to pick and choose what you want to do. Totally too much for a mom with limited time or lots of other children to teach. Horizons Math K, 1, and 2. We love this math program. Spiral approach, lots of review, but you don't feel like you've been beaten over the head (*cough* referring to early years of Saxon). All About Spelling - a must add. Goes great if introduced after (or in the second half of) OPGTR. Wile's Science in the Beginning, Ancient World, etc. - a great way to study science along with the 4 year history cycle! Some topics I would love to see discussed in the new edition: How to prepare students headed for engineering and science majors that need the upper level math and sciences before college (what to do when Saxon and Apologia just aren't rigorous enough for your student) Advice on choosing (or not) a "classical" co-op Would also love to see more suggestions on readers to go along with OPGTR once you get to blends and beyond (Bob books don't do a good job with this - we used an some online reader (Progressive Phonics)). Can't wait to see the new edition! Blessings! Missy
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