Here’s the scenario: Your children are ages 6, 4 & 2, and you will be bringing the oldest home to begin homeschooling next year. That means you’ll have children in 2nd, K and pre-K. Should you start with Interlock or Volume 1? I suggest you start with Interlock, and start during the summer.
Or maybe your scenario is slightly different. Perhaps your children are the same ages as above, but you’ve been homeschooling with workbooks because you’ve only had to teach your oldest so far. Now that you’ll be teaching two, you’d like to try the unit study approach so you’re switching to Weaver. Should you start with Interlock or Volume 1? Again, I suggest you start with Interlock, and start during the summer. It doesn’t matter what your situation is; if your oldest child is going into the 2nd grade (or younger), start with Interlock!
I had thought of going straight to Volume 1 when I started, but I’m glad I didn’t. I had been told that if my children had a firm foundation in creation I could skip Interlock. We attended church, and my children knew all the Sunday school stories, so I thought they had a firm foundation when it came to creation … Ha! That was the problem. They knew them as “stories” and not as fact. Interlock helped to flesh out the information and make it real for my children and for me, too. Interlock laid a true foundation, which made all the Sunday school lessons make sense for my children.
If you’re still not convinced to start with Interlock, let me just say that it’s a great program to “begin” Weaving with. If you’ve never used a unit study before, or never homeschooled before, Interlock will take you through the experience effortlessly and enjoyably. Start with Interlock!