So everyone raves about the history in Classical Conversations’s Cycle 3, which is awesome, but my boys get more excited about science than history stories. Cycle 3 goes over the human body during the fall semester and basic chemistry during the winter/spring semester. As I follow various Facebook groups, here’s a list of CC science-related gifts that keep popping up, all in once place for your convenience. 🙂
Just a note on the human body items: some of them are anatomically correct, and some even take the secular evolutionary approach and talk about reproduction in the same way animal books talk about the subject. Classical Conversations is a Christian organization and takes the view of Genesis 1:27: that people are made in the image of God and therefore are distinct among His creation. I can’t speak for everyone, but as a mom, I was shocked when I first started looking for books and toys to parallel this year’s science. Even the Melissa and Doug toy needed to be censored (thankfully that one says “anatomically correct” right on the packaging, so I knew ahead of time). My son is six and needed an introduction to skin, muscles, and bone and such, not a separate piece for boy and girl parts. That discussion will come later.
The views on the human body are so varied, but I just wanted to say that you may want to look through things before assuming that a toy or book is good just because it’s made for kids. These toys make a great introduction to the subject, but may need prayerfully censored before just letting your kids play with them.
Kid’s First Human Body Kit (similar to the Magic School Bus series, but for younger students)