FYI: By posting about this giveaway I'm getting an extra entry into the drawing. (I will always tell you if my positive reviews end up with me getting free or discounted stuff.)
How to enter to win: Simply comment on the August 2014 giveaway and you are entered. You can earn up to five more entries by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+profile, Pinterest, or by reviewing on your personal blog, as I am doing. You have to go back to Secular Homeschool and comment with links to your share or review. And of course you have to be a Secular Homeschool Community member. But why wouldn't you be? It's an awesome place!
We used Moving Beyond the Page for one semester when my daughter was five. It was right after our Connections Academy disaster, and I wanted something hands on and fun for Bess. She loved it! We used Age 5-7: Environment Concept. It added a new layer to our nature walks in the woods. She understood so much more about habitats and homes, weather, and our place on the planet. I felt our discussions were much more in depth, and yet the curriculum wasn't too difficult to implement. I was very impressed. We probably would have stayed with MBtP if it hadn't been for the fact that Bess needed much more reading than is offered. So on to Sonlight, and then BookShark. But I have been thinking quite a bit about how MBtP would be perfect for Max. It's hands on with lots of discussions. I really think it would be just the thing for my more hands-on learner.
I have heard people complain about the price of MBtP, but really I think it's a really good price for what one gets. I like that one can buy just one concept to try out, not a full year, and for those really strapped for cash, most of the books can be found at any good library.
The customer service is better than any company from which I've ordered. They are quick to answer questions, helpful, polite, and seem sincere in the wish to make sure you have everything you need for a great school year.
So sure, I hope I win the contest. But I'd happily give this review without free stuff. I never regretted our purchase.
I wish good luck to all who enter!
Until next time!