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Little Acorn Learning or Seasons of Joy??

post #1 of 51
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Has anyone used either of these? Is one better than the other? I'm considering the autumn program for my 4yo. and 2yo.

Thanks!
post #2 of 51
Hands down Seasons of Joy! For two months payment of Little Acorn you could have the entire 4 season set of Seasons of Joy. And it's much better, much more full of everything than L.A. too.
post #3 of 51
I have Seasons of Joy and it's great but haven't tried Little Acorns.
post #4 of 51
Could someone give me a link for where I can look at Seasons of Joy. I've googled, amazon'ed and rainbow resourced'd and can't find it. Thanks!
post #5 of 51
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Could someone give me a link for where I can look at Seasons of Joy. I've googled, amazon'ed and rainbow resourced'd and can't find it. Thanks!
Here you go...

http://naturalfamily.50megs.com/whats_new.html
post #6 of 51
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Hands down Seasons of Joy! For two months payment of Little Acorn you could have the entire 4 season set of Seasons of Joy. And it's much better, much more full of everything than L.A. too.
i just found little acorns yesterday but seasons of joy is new to me...
have you also used little acorns?
post #7 of 51
Yes I have, and it is good, but there just isn't that much material in for that price. Season's of Joy has like 100x the material as Little Acorn.
post #8 of 51
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Hands down Seasons of Joy! For two months payment of Little Acorn you could have the entire 4 season set of Seasons of Joy. And it's much better, much more full of everything than L.A. too.
Thank you, this helps! I can't wait to try it.
post #9 of 51
Thanks for the link! One more question - what is the age range for these programs. Is 2 too young? I wasn't looking for anything for him since he is so young and can just do playdough or coloring and such, but this looks fun!
post #10 of 51
Season's of Joy has a few pages of "just for baby" in it, some for the toddler crowd (2 yrs.) and more for preschool and up.

Little Acorn advertises for 4 and up.
post #11 of 51
Both are MDC mams. I have heard great things about both programs.
post #12 of 51
I just ordered Little Acorn, and it looks really good. But now I want Seasons of Joy too!
I really like the way Little Acorn is set up, I feel like I need someone to really lay out a schedule for me like that (at least for now).

How does Seasons of Joy work? Is it easy to set up a week/month? I don't want to spend half my weekend planning the following week, you know?

Maybe I'll just buy the Autumn to compare....
post #13 of 51

Would SOJ work for a young 5 year old

or no?

thanks,
moms222
post #14 of 51
I just received my Little Acorn curriculum for September yesterday and just thumbing through it I already it and am so excited to begin it with my 4-yr old son. I hadn't ever heard of Seasons of Joy but I will check out the website. I only bought one month of the LA so that I could see how it meshes with our family but I will update once we start it. It does seem lovely from what I've read though

I'm sure you can't go wrong with either of them. I am just glad to have this sort of curriculum available! Way better than the other more mainstream ones that I had looked at

GL!
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post #16 of 51
I got a Seasons of Joy way back when. It would def work for a young 5.Don't know anything about Little Acorns...
post #17 of 51
Is there a way I can see a sample of Seasons of Joy?
I know Little Acorn has a sample week & it looks good.
post #18 of 51
Seasons of Joy gives you a free blank weekly planner that you fill in yourself.

The books are laid out not by day or week, but by subject, such as:

Songs and Fingerplays
Arts and Crafts
Nature Science
Baking and Recipes

You choose something from each category for your days, and fill in the blank planner.

It's a very simplistic thing, not at all academic. So, it would work for a 5 year old or under who is not yet "doing school", or for older children to go along with their academic school work (which is what we are using it for with my 6 year old son--kindy/1st--and 2 year old daughter next year).
post #19 of 51
Thanks! This really helped.

Im debating if I should purchase either. I have a 3 yr. old and a 10 yr. old and thought something like this would be good to get them both involved in something together.

All tho Seasons of Joy sounds great, I have a book shelf full of resources that I can pull from to make my own.
Little Acorn is sounding better in that it has weeks planned out. This is something I might need since we are coming down to the wire and I still have several weeks to plan.

I may purchase September and see how I like it





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Originally Posted by daisymommy View Post
Seasons of Joy gives you a free blank weekly planner that you fill in yourself.

The books are laid out not by day or week, but by subject, such as:

Songs and Fingerplays
Arts and Crafts
Nature Science
Baking and Recipes

You choose something from each category for your days, and fill in the blank planner.

It's a very simplistic thing, not at all academic. So, it would work for a 5 year old or under who is not yet "doing school", or for older children to go along with their academic school work (which is what we are using it for with my 6 year old son--kindy/1st--and 2 year old daughter next year).
post #20 of 51
I can't find a web site for Little Acorn curriculum -- can anyone help
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