I’ve talked before about how much the kids and I love the Moving Beyond the Page homeschool curriculum. While some curricula are so workload heavy that they eat up your time leaving you miserably over-scheduled and less than thrilled about what your children are actually learning, MBTP keeps learning fun. Each lesson is a very reasonable length and most include some type of hands-on activity that keep the kids engaged and excited about what they’re learning. My kids have walked away from these types of lessons with fond memories and knowledge that sticks. Several years later, they can still describe some of the projects in detail and explain why/how they worked.
This year, Alex (who would be going into 7th grade in public school) will be doing the Ages 11-13 level of Moving Beyond the Page. He’s excited about it, but I think I may be even more excited. MBTP makes homeschooling fun for all of us. I am not generally the type of girl who squeals and jumps up and down with excitement, but you should see me when a shipment from MBTP arrives at my doorstep.
STOP EVERYTHING AND GET THE SCISSORS FOR MOM!!
I sit in the center of the room, open each box and lovingly sort them into piles. And then sort them again. And then organize them on shelves. And then in drawers. And then in tubs. It takes me awhile to get things just how I want them, okay??
Anyway, for each age level, Moving Beyond the Page has on their website a video breaking down what will be covered in each unit and how the subjects compliment each other to enhance the child’s understanding of the concepts. I’ve watched them for every level up to Ages 10-12.
Go now. Watch it. I’ll see in you 9 minutes and 38 seconds.
Yes, I know it’s longer that the average cat video on YouTube, but if we expect our kids to have a decent attention span, we should, too, right?
You back? What did you think? Pretty awesome, right? I’m sold, but…well, I’ve been sold on MBTP for years now. Quality stuff, man.
Yes, it’s a big chunk of money to throw down at one time — especially if you’re buying for multiple children.
Can’t shell out that much cash right now? It’s fine! You’ve got options.
A) They offer payment plans for purchases over $400.
B) You don’t have to purchase the entire year’s worth at one time. They understand that most homeschool families have chosen to focus on education in exchange for surrendering a second income! You can purchase it in sections (Concepts) or you can even purchase it one item at a time.
I know several people who have had a hard time figuring out how to purchase the individual Concepts or items, so I did some screenshots to help simplify the process.
1. On the home page, click the age level you wish you purchase.
2. Click on “Full Year Package” for that age level.
3. Click on “Purchase Individual Items“.
UPDATE: MBTP and SecularHomeschool.com are giving away a FULL YEAR! I’m not part of this giveaway… I just hope to win! http://www.secularhomeschool.com/content/1197-august-2014-giveaway-moving-beyond-page/?postid=169727