Brenda, that's an important question. some people think that evolution philosophy (or even other religious beliefs) should not be taught until much older (upper elementary and up) and others don't think that early exposure in the proper context (telling the student that this view is not what the Bible teaches) is a big issue. Your ds has early discernment. I think he will enjoy the Dinosaur books that are recommended by MFW. They are published by Institute for Creation Research (icr.org) and they have lots of resources for all ages if you wish to supplement. Of course, there will be a point where he will need to know the other stuff (helpful in context of witnessing --just like Paul in Acts 19 had to know the Greek Gods to teach them about the unknown God). That will happen and I think the Lord will let you know when. I personally think 5.5 is too young for my children.Omma wrote:We are kind of combining MFW K and another curr. with my 5.5 ds this year. Well, we just got to the Usborne Children's Encyclopedia in the other curriculum, which is obviously based on evolutionary theories. It even has many pictures of witches! I know, because my son scoured the entire book, pointing out what pages he could believe or not believe (and he cannot read, yet!!). He told me that the writers of this book must have been the ones who made the video series, "The Land Before Time". Ever since we did MFW K's indepth study of Creation from God's perspective in the Bible, he has decided that the Bible is right and all the countless material (from museums, TV shows, and books) on evolution, must be wrong.
He asked Jesus into his heart while he was still 3, and yet this subject might have really befuddled him if it weren't for MFW! I am so happy to be doing dinosaurs next week from the perspective of God creating the earth! We have decided to ditch the [book from the other curriculum] (at least right now). What is MFW's recommended age for this (is it around 3rd grade?)
Also, there is a creation museum in the making-- it will be located outside of Cincinnati, OH. It is scheduled to open in either late 2006 or 2007.