Surely I’m not the only homeschool parent who doesn’t remember all the things she learned in grammar when she was little, right?! I did not really enjoy grammar when I was a kid. I couldn’t care less which words in a sentence are nouns, verbs, helping verbs, adverbs, and whatever else. In fact, I still don’t.
That being said, I would like to have a Grammar curriculum that is fairly hands off. Unless you get some sort of online thing where your child is learning from someone that can explain different things, you are going to have to teach at least a little bit. :) It can’t be all hands off.
With Easy Grammar, I am able to do a minimal amount of teaching and the kids are learning everything they need! In fact, I feel like it is a little beyond what they would be learning if they were in an organized school. Or at least beyond what they would be learning at their respective grade levels.
This past year was our 2nd year using Easy Grammar and I definitely plan on continuing on and using it next year too.
The lessons are pretty short for the child, so it lessens the chances of them disliking the curriculum. My daughter has really enjoyed Easy Grammar. I think it’s because it’s not long and drawn out. The lessons teach her what she needs to know in a succinct fashion. My son doesn’t like it quite as much, but I think that’s because he has had some trouble with the sentence combining, so it is frustrating for him. That being said, he has become more and more tolerant of the curriculum as he gets better at the sentence combining. Whether or not my child likes a curriculum is important, but it does not define whether or not we will use it. The way I see it is they can’t enjoy everything they do in school. There are always going to be subjects that kids enjoy more than others. My kids are math kids. They pretty much enjoy all math things I have them do. Grammar is just something to get done with in their eyes.
Easy Grammar allows them to ‘get done with’ it quickly and still learn everything they need to know! That is definitely a win win!