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Subject: Anyone use My Father's World?
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2007
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I am on the brink of deciding to switch to this curriculum next year. If I do, there will be lots of happy campers here because I'll have a ton of Ambleside books to post.

Anyone use MFW? Thoughts? What's good about it? What's bad about it?

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2007
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I haven't used it but my girlfriend loved it. She used it for 2 years then her son went to private school. She told me if she ever goes back to homeschooling she would use it again.

She said it's a reasonably priced curriculum and has a good science base.

Have you checked out reviews at www.HomeSchoolReviews.com yet? They usually have lots of opinions.


Date Posted: 5/15/2008 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2006
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I do and I love it, but the best part is my grandson loves it !

Subject: MFW
Date Posted: 5/15/2008 4:15 PM ET
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I just finished up their ADVENTURES program.  My 2nd grade and K child did most of it together and we all enjoyed it a lot.  I do plan to continue with MFW for the long haul.   I like how it gives me a basic skeleton, but I can add as much as I want through their "book basket" time. 

Don't get rid of your Ambleside books too soon.  You may use them with MFW.

Subject: MFW
Date Posted: 5/15/2008 9:38 PM ET
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Oh yeah get rid of those AO books who needs them!(joking) Many do overlap.

We used MFW for K and really loved it.  I was PG at the time and I liked not having to plan everything out.  I have meet the family I like their philosphy of life and learning.  I have a plan that works right now but they are on my short list for the high school years.


Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:30 PM ET
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See, that's the draw for me, too. My little one starts kindergarten in the fall, and it would be *so nice* to have it all laid out for us nice and neat, while not giving up the great books. Thanks for the feedback!