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Wisdom Wonder Project {Review}

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor compensated in any other way.

We found something new and simply Wonder Full that we have been exploring with our younger daughter for the last month or so. My littlest girl is five years old and full of creativity and curiosity. She loves to explore and read and create and so Wisdom Wonder Project was a welcome addition to our days. We were super blessed to have the chance to explore all of the materials they offer: Little Wonders Preschool  Junior K – Kindergarten, as well as Young Scholars First/Second Grade and because you can’t forget math, we had access to Kindergarten Singapore Math as well. We were given access to this program for a full year; this is all online aside from books and materials that are listed in each month unit.

Wisdom begins with wonder.

-SOCRATES

Wisdom Wonder Project is an amazing, seemingly endless trove of homeschool curricula designed to bring about wonder in our children as they explore great books while also allowing and encouraging play. This is an amazing program, so many possibilities – I love how even before we got started we were given great wisdom about the need to Set Up Your Space. This gave us all the details; listed all the things you must have (all were simple things mostly that we already had) so that we would have success. I mean, it matters right? Nothing worse than getting a program and then not being truly prepared. You lose your steam; you lose some of that wonder. With this, they want to be sure you are truly ready to enjoy all of their delicious materials. Taste and see. They are available as monthly and annual subscriptions by the way so you don’t have to pay a lot for an amazing education! The Little Wonders (Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten) Bundle includes Literature, Block Play and Little Masters (Art). The Young Scholars (1st Grade and 2nd Grade) Bundle includes History & Literature, Science and Young Masters (Art).

Three of my four children love math. I have been trying to figure out just what to do with my younger on (five years old) when we received this. So I was thrilled to get her started on Singapore Math. Initially we started out in Kindergarten but she actually complained it was too easy and so we switched to their First Grade program She loves it! She is thrilled to have her own work to do and keeps her supplies together so nicely so when it’s time she can get started. I do believe it is so good for our children when they are smaller, to look forward to the things they “get” to do each day. For certain, this makes my daughter so very excited each day. Something to ponder – what spirit our children work in – do they see it as a joy or as a burden? Let us place a beautiful feast before them so they will be excited and eager to come and see. 🙂

Finding Success in the Journey

  1. Read through the monthly collection.
  2. Create your vision for teaching the collection to your child(ren).
  3. Look at your calendar and plan out your weeks (see a sample
    schedule below for ideas).
  4. Gather necessary supplies.
  5. Read the fairy tales prior to reading them to your child(ren).
  6. Engage in the feast of activities and ideas.
  7. Enjoy these fairy tale filled, summer months!

I know I said this before but there really are so many amazing things within this program! We started out with the Kindergarten Fairy Tales Collection because my little girl loves all things fairy. Each week there is a Fairy Tale to read, and discuss. They provide a couple questions so your little ones even can begin experiencing literary analysis. There is also an art project, related to the tale – Also included is some fun history to learn that surrounds the tale and the author along with cultural traditions that relate. Complete with nature activities and building opportunities there are so many different ways you can enrich the stories being read and help your younger learners to really experience them even more!

We found so many frogs. Crayfish too. But I told her not to kiss the frogs no matter how many books say so.
Some fun hand lettering. It’s great fun!

Our children can learn so much from building whether with legos or blocks or other materials they find around the house. I remember my daughter taking a handful of straws one day to try to build a tower. From boxes and blocks to playing cards and so much more – this is a super fun opportunity for our kids to just do some creative play as they also exercise logic and problem solving skills.

Since my older daughter loves art we were pretty excited to dig into the Young Scholars and explore some artists and famous works we may not know of. Each month includes two projects, inspired by the artist being studied, to complete. There are also great details provided about the artist’s background and the artistic elements being used. As with each portion of this program there is a book (or a couple books) recommended for reading.
While I would happily purchase all of these amazing books (my husband isn’t as big of a fan as I am of books) so we found quite a few on Kindle or on Youtube.

Some painting here. Unicorns!

My daughters love to listen to the books being read to them on there. Aside from a few we happened to have handy, this was how we proceeded for quite a few books as we worked through each portion of this program. Of course there are a handful I plan to add to our library (like it or not hubby). Can I just say, I love how many lovely, living books we were introduced through with this program?

We also used the history, Ancients, unit because history is amazing and I was excited to see how they would bring this to life. This was one place I was so glad to see, we already had quite a few of their recommended reads. Such as Story of the World. We actually have the audio books which we love to listen to driving to and from a hockey rink a couple times a week. In fact, last spring we completed an awesome program with a few home learning friends where we did projects together as we read through this one together. So this was a great refresher for my older kids (this is fun for the older ones too even though it is mostly geared toward younger). So there were items we did not have but we easily supplemented creatively. Instead of a globe my kids loved using google maps and books we have around the house (also a giant map we have to bring out as we need it because I didn’t think to check dimensions and it is HUGE) . When we came across projects we were glad to do them, or to develop something similar – My younger son built a tank out of cardboard and hot glue. My daughter decided to make some dance equipment for her dolls with cardboard and scrap wood – historical and cultural dance is fascinating truly and since it is a great passion for her, why not allow her to explore dance in history as well? I do love materials where I feel like we can explore and go beyond what is on the paper. I mean, this is how the wisdom and wonder stays alive right?

I have to say, I really struggle as I write this, to not go on and on and yet also to help you understand how fabulous all of these materials are! I mean, I am rather shy of curriculum, I have been let down before so I tend to be wary. Plus I am horribly unorganized right now – these are the times that try a man’s soul right – so for me, its all about bringing light to my eyes too.

Beautiful bird sounds. Relaxing!

My daughter asks if I am happy today, as we sit, listening to music of the rainforest (this was a result of our exploration in the Primary Science, Living Things. What does it sound like if you are in the rainforest late at night? Or even in the early morning? The sounds. lose your eyes and listen. Do you recognize them? What are they and what can we learn about them? This breathes life into dry bones – I mean it. So much I doubt we would have really gotten into except for this. It is a reminder that we constantly need to have eyes to see all around us, the opportunities to learn and grow ib this great world.

Her older brother sketched this for her to color in.

I do have to say, in my opinion, this is more of a secular curriculum; there is mention of billions of years in some of the materials. For our family, we see this as an opportunity to explore and ask those questions. Why is it or isn’t it what is said? I truly believe we need to explore these things with our youth so they may learn how to defend their beliefs when they are confronted with a different thought. We must know the truth for ourselves and there is no better way than to have to search for it ourselves (as age allows of course). Suffice to say, this has been, and continues to be, such a pleasure for every one of us. My girls are learning and loving so many of the stories; growing as young artists themselves and seeing other parts of history and geography. In a way that is truly enjoyable for all.

Check Out Wisdom Wonder Project on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WisdomWonderProject/
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Make sure you click below to read reviews from other Crew Members who have been using different parts of this program to see all the creative learning that can be had!

Little Wonders Preschool, Young Scholars  & Kindergarten Singapore Math {Wisdom Wonder Project Reviews}

Author:

I am a God loving and fearing Apostolic Pentecostal - All about Holiness, a tongue Talking Homeschooling Mommy of Two AWESOME little men and two darling little ladies, with a precious one in Jesus arms too. I love to study His word, and the stories and histories that go along with it. Seeking truth at all expense and learning so much as we go along. We are truly blessed to homeschool - blessed that we may school our children for such a small cost. I believe in the power of the name of Jesus and the power of His people when they come together in prayer. Standing firm and speaking out! There is nothing that I seek more than His kingdom and the joys that follow Him! Ultra conservative, growing Jesus follower, mommy to two awesome boys, one precious little girl- with a great family and a wonderful life that I am so blessed to have! Living and loving as best I can, with the Lord-Holy Ghost filled and speaking in tongues-WOW!

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