We are 10 weeks into Children Around the World (our second year using WP) and are enjoying the experience. Our kids have retained a remarkable about of information from each country/week, and to me it seems that this is the way to introduce them to the world before diving deep into world history. In summary, we are big fans! :)
I read the first few pages of Working Children and I cried... Thank you for all the time and heart you put into that curriculum. I am so excited for my kids to go through it. We lived in Nicaragua for a year and we worked with street boys that are addicted to glue. My four children have seen a different world outside of the United States, but it is still one culture. God's children live diverse lives all throughout the earth. My heart has always been that my kids would be able to see and appreciate God's creativity... and now they have that chance! Thank you.
I truly appreciate your efforts and want you to know that my children are receiving an outstanding education because your curriculum has been such a positive influence upon them. They would do your program every day all day if they had their choice!
My ds12 is loving Sea and Sky! We got the full package and he is loving the reading selections. This is our favorite theme so far!!
I am so impressed with the "Investigate the Middle Ages" project book. Thanks for all the work that went into that book! And, thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions
I love your curriculum. We're using the preschool sets and my kids are having a wonderful time. Thanks for making things so easy for me and yet fun for the children.
I especially love your extra language arts worksheets, your narration prompts, and the Travel Diary. Great ideas! I appreciate your customer service and the care you have taken to put together a great program.
Hi! I just wanted to let you know I received the boxes today! :) One was so heavy my son carried it in for me! I have to say it all looks incredible, and they are both psyched to start school. It is refreshing to see them actually excited about school-- I know I am as well.
Cedar Springs, Michigan
We just received our order and are very, very excited. Thanks for writing such a wonderful program. We immediately had to start even before putting all the pages into the binders!
I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much we are enjoying the Animals and Their Worlds program. My oldest is in first grade but pretty advanced, so he is absolutely loving the Habitats, Hollows, and Homes workbook and all the fun activities in there. My younger son is in Kindergarten and loves his Burrows, Beehives, and Beds book, as well. We've been out nature walking, sample collecting, investigating all manner of things, and the boys are thrilled.
I just recently got a bunch of your Children Around the World curriculum. I am so impressed! I simply cannot WAIT to get started. The focus and book choices of this program are just amazing -- all children (and adults) should get a glimpse of how other people and kids live in this world. Especially to gain appreciation for how good we do have it in the United States.
Today my son said, and I quote, "Mom! Why was preschool so SHORT today?? Why can't it be longer??" We only did a few activities today instead of our normal day schedule -- he noticed! Thank you, WinterPromise, for making learning so fun -- giving moms the freedom to enjoy their kids!!
Hi! I am using WP's American Story 1 this year. Today my children attended a colonial class and I realized how many details that they have learned from this year. Thank you so much for putting together a great selection of resources and an easy-to-follow schedule. By the way, we have loved all of the literature selections.
Your overall approach has provided for a specific need that I have had for some time. Both of my children are very smart and I have begun to feel that I am "getting in the way" of their learning. I had begun to feel quite discouraged on just how I was supposed to go about this business. I actually had decided they were learning more on their own than they were with my "help." And, for some reason, I was feeling guilty about that. It seems that the other curriculums that I have tried increased my children's dependency on me rather than fostering their own unique approach to learning. Now with all these new and interesting materials, we are finding a balance that is just right for us. There is so much that they can do on their own, and there are other things we all want to do together. And, we are finding our groove. This isn't the only thing I'm loving about WP, but it's a big one.
Bay Minette, Alabama
Some people might just think I got a box of books today, but I prefer to see them as an adventure waiting to unfold!! My "reluctant reader" 8th grader is excited most of all about... Ivanhoe-- go figure!! See, you've really started something! You have been wonderful to me... thank you so very much for what is truly a ministry!
Cedar Springs, Michigan
I started homeschooling this past Fall with WinterPromise's American Story 1. I had been creating my own unit studies. When I discovered WinterPromise, I was so excited to realize that I didn't have to create my own material. WP has the books along with the hands-on activities that keep my sons interested and enthusiastic about our lessons. Thanks for creating such a wonderful set of material.
St. Louis, Missouri
Hi! I am writing to express my utmost appreciation for WinterPromise. Today, we are finishing up week 2 of Animal Worlds and week 3 of our language arts. This is our first year with WinterPromise. I just wanted to share with all of you that our family has been amazingly, wonderfully blessed...yes, already! It is very obvious to me, yes, already... that this curriculum fits our family "to a T," as we say down here in the Deep South! We just feel perfectly "at home" with the curriculum.
Bay Minette, Alabama
Thank you, thank you, thank you... I am convinced that WP is the best curriculum out there. I have tried several other things in the past, and none have the overall balance, flexibility, and just plain interesting materials, that yours has. Both my sister and I, who convinced me to try WP, are pretty much committed to your company because we APPRECIATE what you are adding to our children's lives.
Bay Minette, Alabama
Hi! Thanks again for your excellent customer care. I feel well-informed and taken care of!
Hello! I'd like to tell you that my daughters have really been enjoying your American Story 1 program. It has allowed us the flexibility we need to study at our own pace, and my girls eagerly look forward to all the activities. This combination of tactile, auditory, and visual approach has been a great asset to our learning and retention has been remarkable. The activities have allowed for personal artist expression that reflects each of their personalities.
I can't thank you enough for coming up with such and engaging program that I think is especially well suited to active little boys. You really did a fantastic job on this program, and I'm already excited about American Story next year. Thank you once again, and keep up the fantastic work!
My two oldest are doing Medieval History and the quests are great fun. Thanks so much for an outstanding curriculum!
As I look through the Middle Ages guide and books, I have to admit that I am very impressed! You have given me back my weekends, when I've been spending hours on lesson plans (and usually over-planning!)
Yay! You're officially my hero of the day. My son has Asperger's Syndrome, and it is nearly impossible to get him to do anything that doesn't actively hold his interest, or conversely anything that is too difficult. But this year history has been as smooth as butter. Which basically means that your program has just the right balance for us, along with flexibility (WP's 4-day schedule) that allows us to take our challenging days as they come without "falling behind". Thanks so much for all you do!
Spanish Fork, Utah
I love your curriculum! Over the past 4 years I have purchased I'm Ready to Learn, American Story 1 and Quest for the Ancient World....In my working days I was a Secondary Social Studies Education teacher, and I don't think any of the other Literature-based curriculum companies out there offer the rich learning experience that WinterPromise does. We want to use WinterPromise for many years to come.
The guides are incredibly thorough, and it is obvious the care and attention that went into creating them. It always touches me when other people care for my children, and you all have even though you've never met them! :) Again, I appreciate what your family has done for mine.
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Just wanted to let you know that I am so impressed with everything that you created, the books you found to go with each curriculum, and all of the neat resources and materials included! (I could seriously cry.) Everything was so carefully and thoughtfully put together. My husband and I have three girls, ages five and under. I had grand ideas of learning experiences I wanted to share with my children. Unfortunately, with three little ones, I just don't have the time to create all the things I envisioned before I actually started homeschooling. :) Your beautiful curriculum fits the bill.
It just gets better and better with each box that arrives. I was so excited when the initial "big boxes" arrived on my doorstep! I am even more excited about the Fall. I could never have put together something this wonderful myself. I didn't even know many of these resources existed. Thank you!
St. Louis Missouri
We are enjoying Children Around the World so much. It is adding so much joy into our studies. I find it easy to prepare on the weekends and much less stressful than when I was pulling everything together myself. The language arts program is ending up being a perfect fit for my daughter. I don't have to even tweak your schedule! I use it as is! What a welcome change to all the adjusting I have had to do in the past.
Your beautiful curriculum fits the bill. The material covered is rich and thorough, but it has a softer touch with the reading. (We gather around the living room, or sit together and look at the pictures.) The hands-on material satisfies every child's (and adults's) need for "first-hand" experience and discovery. :) I know our children (and my husband and I) are getting a rich education using your curriculum. Thank you! Thank you! God bless you!
I know that you must be super busy, but wanted to take a quick minute to let you know that my son Gabe and I are REALLY enjoying your I'm Read to Learn curriculum!! :) Long story, but God truly led me to your company and I am so thankful.
WP has literally been an answer to prayers. I knew God wanted me to homeschool, and I knew I wanted to use the Charlotte Mason approach, but I didn't know which curriculum to use. A friend gave me your catalog and what a blessing it has been. I love your curriculum.
I absolutely love your curriculum. Our school year has just started here and my six-year-old boy started Hideaways in History. I am having to slow him down in history reading as he is already weeks ahead in that and will get way behind in "boring" math if we don't catch up!
I am so pleased with WinterPromise so far, and I rave about it to all my friends (homeschooling or not!) I tell everyone that we are learning more that I ever expected and having SO MUCH FUN! Thank you again!
I love your curriculum. It's such a joy and a blessing to see my kids learning at home and enjoying what they are learning. I am so excited about using WP throughout our homeschool journey.