Introductory Note: I purchased this on my own. I did not receive a free copy to review. Hence, these are my honest opinions and assessments on the curriculum.
We just started this after completing Song School Latin (see review HERE) and we love it! Written by Dr. Aaron Larsen & Dr. Christopher Perrin for Classical Academic Press whose motto is “Classical Subjects Creatively Taught” this begins the first of many levels through the high school level offered by them.
I invested in their bundled package of the Primer A textbook, activity book, and DVD/CD offerings.
The DVD features kids reciting all the vocabulary as well as the CD. They expect more from the kids, memorizing 10 Latin vocabulary words per week. Conjugations are included as well as Endings and Grammar.
The Activity Book is what my kids love best. Although not in color, the activities are fun and reinforcing for the week.
Their website has tons of support materials including fun videos, supplemental materials, and more vocabulary reinforcement.
In my opinion you cannot have a classical education without the classical languages. I believe the benefits in teaching the classical languages are much more important than other subjects.
Conclusions: I cannot help but be impressed with this company. I have always had quick responses to email questions, no problems ordering online, and the content is top-notch. I am grateful every day that someone has finally decided to form a company that focuses on the fundaments of 150 years ago in terms of education. Their values line up with mine perfectly.
They also offer a Spanish program, Bible curriculum, Logic, and much more–things I will consider in the future.
Many companies offer a Latin program (thankfully) so you have a lot to choose from. I have discovered CAP and I am sticking with them. Their formula is fun and engaging for my kids and they are learning things I never had the opportunity to learn in school.
Gratefully, God has given me another chance and I am enjoying every minute of it.