Bede's History of ME
Bede's History of Me
Before your kindergartner can begin to study history, she needs to know what it is. Bede's History of Me was written to lay the foundation towards a better understanding of timelines, geography, family, church, holiday history, and more. Designed to be used only once a week, Bede's History of Me makes an ideal exploratory introduction to history.
Bede is a timeline...who strongly resembles a ball of yarn. This lovable character introduces young children to the basics of timelines and history in a fun way. A few of the topics discussed include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the history of toys, the history of sports, and more. Bede’s History of Me is just the thing for teaching first-time historians the importance of timelines and how God works in time.
Publisher: Veritas Press
Bede's History of Me lays a good foundation for what history is, how timelines function and helps young children to conceptualize the last. The activities are hands-on and engaging. The one critique I've had so far is that it expects better penmanship/drawing skills than what most K/1 kids are ready for, so I wind up helping a lot with drawings. Still, the concepts are solid.
I felt like the timelines concept was well laid out in this. My only complaint is that i feel like the illustrations could be more interesting. Overall would still recommend.
I like that it doesn't dive right into different history topics. It gives the child an understanding of what history is. Opens the door for curiosity so that future history lessons are easily accepted and taught.
Great way to introduce life and timelines to littles.
I think his mind may just have been ready for this. From the beginning I could tell he really wasn't engaged. We did the timeline activity first and it was downhill from there. I think explaining things to him as a story works better for my eldest.