My dd will be 8 tomorrow, April 6, so she's not much older than your son. She is enjoying God and the History of Art. It seems to be improving her drawing abilities, too. We were to make a diptych today, and she decided to make a triptych (sp?) and did a beautiful job.Tina wrote:Hi everyone: I am getting ready to purchase CtoG at convention in a few weeks and I am concerned about my ds. He is going to be 8 in June and is a young 2nd grader. I do not want to overwhelm him with the God and the History of art curriculum. Do you think it may not be a fit for him? The recommended age is 10. I still plan to purchase it because I think it is something my older dd would benefit from.
I guess what I'm asking is did any of you out there use it with a child under 10 and did you have success? Or, is it just one of those things that they participate in if they feel like it?
I should mention that my philosophy is that she needn't get every single drop of learning from the art book, so the fact that she does so well is just a bonus. ;-)
I also have two 10 year old boys. One of them has enjoyed it and learned a lot, but the other has been floundering, particularly in the historical part. HOWEVER, he is very learning disabled, so this is not a huge surprise. Also, I should add that the daughter I referenced is a very eager student and has great attention and memory skills.
Don't know if this helps, but I hated to give the impression that our homeschool was a perfect success. It bugs me when people do that! :-)