I was able to buy most of the original series on Ebay for about $1 each book. We started off with Meet Samantha. Right away Marley was enthralled with the introductory illustrations for the cast of characters. I think this is great for young visual learners who need a bit of a foundation for their imagination. She enjoyed the book so much that every time we read more, Marley would run to her daddy when he arrived home from work and tell him about the characters and what happened in the book. I was thrilled to see her enjoying the book.
ACTIVITIES can enhance the educational experience as well as create beautiful memories.
CHAPTER 1: Bake Jelly Biscuits recipe link.
CHAPTER 2: Simple sewing practice link.
CHAPTER 3: Make a tin can phone tutorial link.
CHAPTER 4: Stitching a plastic canvas. (This can be done with young children if you use a dull needle and you monitor their work. This toy needlepoint kit is great.)
CHAPTER 5: Playing with dolls. Maybe have a doll pretend tea party.
CHAPTER 6: An act of service. (The moral taken from the book was to be considerate of others, so maybe do a favor for a neighbor or leave some change at a vending machine. Teaching children to think of others is a priceless lesson. More examples)
Homeschooling goal: Establish a love for learning.