In the beginning, the Latin for Children Activity Book that we purchased for Primer A put out by Classical Academic Press was the favorite part of Latin for my kids. It was word puzzles and crosswords and mix and match and all relatively simple.
At about chapter 20, the activity book became tedious due to the repetitiveness of the activities and the increasing complexity and by chapter 23 the workbook was abandoned all together.
The main reason is it is full of complicated crossword puzzles and if you’re not a crossword fan, you won’t like them. My kids I think are a bit too young (9 & 7) and both just don’t want to spend the time on it.
Furthermore, some of the other activities require you to draw lines and match and the graphics are just too big so the lines become entangled and you can’t tell what is matched to what.
Lastly, it’s all in black and white. For my young kids, they’d prefer some color graphics every now and then to spice it up.
I love Classical Academic Press and I hate writing this review that may be construed as negative but it’s my honest opinion. I rely on homeschool reviews when I purchase items and as homeschoolers every penny counts since the government doesn’t give us $10,000/child for education.
We are about to purchase Latin for Children Primer B and we will be skipping the workbook this time around.
If you like crossword puzzles, then this is for you. Otherwise, save your money.
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I am sorry that the Latin lesson became a chore instead of being enjoyable for your kids. You do have a right to your opinion and a right to express it. I hope the next book Latin Primer for Children is benefical and enjoyable.