My wife and I are homeschooling our two kids – ages 9 & 6 – in South Africa. We are feeling so overwhelmed by the task that we’re seriously considering enrolling them in mainstream school. I am very new to the trivium and know almost nothing about it. I am aware of some good resources to learn the basics.
I am considering buying your book, but feel my wife and I are going to have to educate ourselves in the trivium before we can begin to educate our kids. I don’t know to what extent your book provides background as well as a structure for day-to-day learning in a methodical manner, so I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on that.
It’s not necessary to acquire an education in the trivium before starting out with your children. You would waste valuable time with your kids if you did. I suggest you all learn together. Start out with Chapter 11 of our book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style — this chapter is available free on our web site. After you have incorporated the principles in this chapter, you can move on to reading other chapters in the book.
One step at a time.