Review of Latin for Children: Primer A

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.

3 thoughts on “Review of Latin for Children: Primer A

  1. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your opinion on things. I’m a mom of 3 who attends BSF and homeschools as well. Hearing your opinion on everything allows me to look at so many things differently then I would have otherwise.
    I’m frustrated that this will be our last year going to BSF because they do not cater to homeschoolers. My oldest is 6 and therefore too old for next year. In the mean time, my other two younger children (and myself) really enjoy going. The night class is not an option, as it goes way too late for our schedule. I’ve been praying that there will be some resolution to this, it not for us, maybe for those in the future.
    Anyway, thank you again for your writings. I really enjoy them!

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  2. I am disappointed that you are now a week behind our BSF Class. We are now finishing lesson 16 this week.
    How did that happen? Will you be catching up anytime soon?

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    1. Not for sure, June. I am not in control of when classes meet, etc. Our class took 4 weeks off for break. Probably won’t be catching up. Got too much going on in my life right now. Maybe Spring Break? I don’t know if we are taking one. We did last year and I fell behind those who didn’t.

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