Hi! I used some of those books in 2004 with my now 10yo dd.Joy1139 wrote:I'm curious if anyone has used MFW books they've already read? We've already read Maps & Globes, Window on the World, and the book about Gladys Aylward. He's already very familiar with Wild Places and the Living World Encyclopedia. We have also read Hero Tales in the past but I don't think he remembers much of it. Alot of duplication but I still want to use ECC.
Would it be best to eliminate/substitute (I'm sure I could easily find supplemental books for the other history topics) or just use it as is and repeat those items again in ECC. I know ECC will be much more in-depth and I am really looking forward to it. I want my son to really enjoy ECC and I think he will but don't know if repeating those books will make it better or not.
Anyone done this?
Thanks for any info.
She doesn't mind us reusing those books (Window on The World, etc.) at ALL! She's a real book lover, anyway, and loves to read books that she likes more than once (don't most kids?).
Of course, if she did NOT like the book the first time around, well, then, no WAY would she want to hear it again.
We are doing ECC this year (just starting week 2 next week) and she was very happy to be reading Window again. She didn't say anything about having to read the Usborne Living World Encyclopedia (is that what it's called? Duh!) again, either.
From what I remember, the geography wasn't that strong when we used these books the first time. At least, I don't remember much about it. So far with ECC, the geography is great! I would probably not worry about chopping anything out...but that is just my 2 cents.
Hope this helps! I would bet that if your child liked the book once, then he/she would like it again. Just my guess.