Monday, August 28, 2017

Review - Hearts and Hands

The following is a homeschool review of "Hearts and Hands," published by Christian Liberty Press:

This is a really fun book for Kindergarten age children.  It is called, "Hearts and Hands:  Beginner's Drill in Letters, Numbers, Phonics, and Math."  There are a total of 124 pages. It is a softcover workbook.

The pages contain the perfect combination of colored illustrations and basic text.  It does not overwhelm or overstimulate the child.  I have noticed that when there is too much excitement in a school book, the student is overly entertained and finds it harder to study or learn. They get more interested in the pictures or a story and have trouble focusing on the actual lesson.  That is not a concern with this book.

Each page is called "drill sheets." You can do these alone or combined with the rest of the Christian Liberty Kindergarten curriculum.  There is a suggestion at the top of each page for doing the drill page after a Math or phonics page.  For example:

On page 25, there is a note in small print at the top of the page of "Hearts and Hands" which says, "Complete after page 62 in Math and Phonics."  I looked up "Liberty Mathematics Level K" and "Adventures in Phonics Level A - third edition" and found on page 62 of each one that they work perfectly with the drill page on 25 of "Hearts and Hands."  I have to say, I am impressed with the seamlessness of the entire curriculum when used all together.

This workbook contains a variety of lessons, including manuscript writing, filling in a missing letter for phonics and reading purposes, numbers, simple addition and subtraction, learning phonics rules, and more.  It is a complete book that works very well for drills. It is an excellent resource which will help students attain a good solid education in this grade level.

I have been using this with my grandson and he enjoys it very much.

You can find out more about this book, and even take a look inside, at the Christian Liberty Press site.

Hearts and Hands workbook.

I also want to mention that when I first starting homeschooling my children in the early 1990's, I used the original Hearts and Hands workbook, which is a little different than the one mentioned above.  All my children used the original and loved it very much. It is no longer in print, but you can get a pdf version from the Christian Liberty site if you are interested:

Original Hearts and Hands workbook.

 This post is the sixth in a series of reviews I am doing using Christian Liberty Press curriculum.  I hope to do 2 reviews each month as I work with my grandson for Kindergarten. To start with the first post, please see the introduction:

"24 Years of Homeschooling with Christian Liberty Press"

* Disclosure - I received this item for review purposes.*