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Old 06-24-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Help me pick!! I have a 5 year old daughter who is advanced for a K and I'm stuck between buying MFW K or HOD Little Hearts (the Language Lesson). MFW has phonics included. She is very creative and artistic. Im using HOD BIGGER for my 3rd grader. So which one do I choose??
1. HOD little hearts (K) is way cheaper on eBay like more than half price
2. Maybe it'd be fun using 2 curriculums from different companies instead of all the same?
3. With MFW K, I feel I could include my 3 almost 4 year old better in all the activities.
4. Saving $$ would be nice since I'm buying BIGGER
5. HOD seems a little more advanced and can be considered 1 st grade as well which would work for us.
6. Always wanted to try MFW!!
Maybe I could do HOD K this year and start my 3rd daughter in MFW K next year?? It'll be a fun change? I like to group the girls together for activites and learning things together as much as I can. They can all do the butterfly garden, Ant hill and MFW activites like the cooking next year. Or should I just take the plunge and buy it this year and reuse it next year?
Thanks for any tips especially if you've used either or both.


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Old 06-25-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: MFW K or HOD

I have used both MFW K and LHFHG. I've also used other levels from each publisher. I personally prefer HOD materials. I find them to be more open and go and also a bit meatier than MFW.

The part I didn't like about MFW K is that the phonics is interwoven throughout the entire program. That may be a benefit to some, but I felt it hindered us as I couldn't move through phonics at the pace my ds needed without slowing down/speeding up everything else as well.

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Old 06-29-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: MFW K or HOD

I have heard MFW K is more along the lines of preschool, so some have used that and then used LHFHG the following year as it's a little more advanced. I'm unsure though, I haven't used MFW though I've always wanted to try Their kinder program!

Were doing LHFHG and Bigger, like both very much my kids are 5.5 and 8!
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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Re: MFW K or HOD

We loved MFW K! It is very hands on. I did have to supplement some though, as I think it was on the easier side.
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