1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
These are physical products so you are not restricted by the time constraints you might have with online memberships. I do not suggest jumping ahead or skipping. There's nothing really to adapt, unless your child needs to beak up the lessons in someway, but we did not find a need to adapt or modify at all.
2.) Value: Is it long lasting? Will it cover multiple grade ranges? Are you locked in to one specific grade level? Are there hidden fees?
The level is really based on your child's reading level. While the English part is easy for him to read, the Latin part was a bit harder. Mr. B is 5th going into 6th, and this seemed to be on par for him. There are no hidden fees, but it is important to remember that the reader and workbook are separate purchases.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.
Latin is the root of several languages, so it is a great foundation for learning other languages and even understanding our own language of English. It is a really good foundation for grammar, etc. It is also great for classically minded homeschoolers.
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