Today, my two little hearts were so excited because of a box that was delivered to our front door. It was a box from Milestone Books and contained our new Rod and Staff Workbooks!
I was introduced to Rod and Staff through the Heart of Dakota Curriculum, Little Hearts for His Glory. My 6 year old completed this amazing curriculum last year, and these simple, yet beautiful workbooks called Going on Eagerly and Just Thinking and Choosing were part of the fine motor skills schoolwork. She absolutely loved these workbooks – the cutting and pasting, the tracing, the simple illustrations, and the learning about various animals. I have to admit that I was equally impressed. They were so simple, yet so profound. And the cost of them – I absolutely loved that part. They were just over 3 dollars each. There aren’t many good quality workbooks to be found at this price!
Just to tell you a little about Rod and Staff, if you haven’t heart of them. Rod and Staff Publishers was founded in 1958 as Pilgrim Mennonite Press and is located in Crockett, Kentucky. Their purpose stated in their printed catalog is to “supply Christian homes and schools with Bible-based textbooks and literature that impart truth and that in no way compromise the Word of God.” They do not sell directly online. They can be contacted directly by phone (606-522-4348) to obtain a catalog or to place an order. If you wish to order online, Milestone Books is the major distributor for them. And some of their products can also be found here on Amazon. But even if you do get free shipping from Amazon, I have found that the prices of the workbooks are much cheaper at Milestone Books. (Most of the workbooks are just $3.60 each!)
So this year, as my daughter has moved into the next Heart of Dakota Guide (Beyond Little Hearts), Rod and Staff workbooks were not part of the curriculum. She has missed doing these workbooks SO MUCH. So when I discovered that there were other workbooks available, we ordered them! And to my 3 year old son’s delight there were some available that he could do too!
I bought the Set of 7 ABC Series (pictured above) for my son. It’s called the ABC Series because the title of each book begins with a letter of the alphabet in sequence. They are: Adventures With Books, Bible Pictures to Color (also included was Bible Stories to Read that goes along with it), Counting with Numbers, Do It Carefully, Everywhere we Go, and Finding the Answers.
I also ordered the set of 4 Preschool Activity Workbooks for 3 and 4 year olds. These look like they will be wonderful for him. Four great workbooks for $10.00!
For my daughter, we ordered the GHIJKL Series which came as an add-on with the Set of 7 ABC Series. She has already completed G and J (Going on Eagerly and Just Thinking and Choosing) so those 2 will be put away for my son when he begins Little Hearts for His Glory. But she now has Hearing and Helping, Inside and Outside, Keep Doing It Carefully, and Learning More and More to work through.
I also ordered a Rod and Staff Music Workbook for her as she is becoming interested in learning piano.
Both of my children are so excited to start their new workbooks! And I love seeing them excited about learning.
Friends, if you are looking for some good quality workbooks for your preschooler and young elementary age children, I highly recommend Rod and Staff workbooks. They are so simple, but we all absolutely adore them!
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