Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
I knew our 4-year-old was probably a little young for BJU Press Homeschool’s Focus on Fives, but I was excited to try the curriculum when the Homeschool Review Crew assigned us to the review. Opening the boxes contained one surprise after another. We found a complete Christian homeschool kindergarten curriculum with all the extras, including optional online videos that will be available in July. The teacher in me was like a child in a candy shop while unboxing this set, in awe of the vivid colors and the generous contents of the box.
The kit included:
- Focus on Fives K5 Worktext
- Reading Books for K5 (34 booklets)
- Phonics Practice for K5
- Writing Practice Workbook
- K5 Phonics and Reviews Cards
- 6 sturdy Teacher’s Edition books with complete details on teaching each lesson as well as how to set up your classroom and learning centers
- Alphabet cards for your wall, as well as review flash cards
- Spelling cards
- And more…, including the optional videos that will be available in July. You can view a sample of the videos here.
The teacher’s books guide the teacher on how to implement all aspects of the lessons including themed songs, poems, snacks, science, and other additional activities.
The curriculum includes fun “helpers” like Hopscotch, a rabbit that lives in Clover Meadow with his friends. Our daughter loves Hopscotch! Every day she asks to do her “bunny schoolwork.”
We did not get to utilize this curriculum to its full potential, simply because our daughter isn’t quite ready for the structure and intensity of the program. We did use it nearly every day for the duration of the review period. Sometimes she would ask to work on it during the weekend. Since the review period is closing, I tried packing it away until she is five, hoping to maximize the rest of the lessons when she’s ready for more structure, but she cried and cried for her bunny schoolwork until I dug it back out. Even without getting the full benefit, with that amount of interest and enthusiasm, she’s definitely getting good things from the parts we’re using.
I’m looking forward to introducing her to the accompanying videos.
She will be starting homeschool Pre-K in the fall. I’m excited to see how she engages with the different components as she grows.
If you’re looking for a complete Christian homeschool kindergarten curriculum with a Biblical worldview, BJU Press Homeschool’s Focus in Five is an absolute delight!
Other families reviewed this curriculum during the same review period. I highly encourage you to click on the image below to check out how they experienced this curriculum.