We are just getting prepared to start our first real "year" of homeschooling. My daughter will be 5 in November. She loves "doing school". We are still undecided on a math program for her. She loves to play card games now and loves hands on, but she also asks almost daily for "sheets" to do. She can easily do 10 worksheets a day when she is in the mood. I have narrowed it down to 2 math programs for her - RightStart being one of them.
So my question is if I decide to go with RS, what should I buy? If I buy the Level A kit (the $100 one) am I going to wish I had spent the extra and got the deluxe one or does the regular one have everything I need? Also does anyone know if you can buy these kits used? DO they ever have a sale?
Thank you for your message and your interest in RightStart. If you purchase the Level A Starter Kit you will have everything that is required to teach that level. The deluxe kit includes items that are recommended but not required. Most of the items that are included in the deluxe are ones you need later on in the program but not specifically in Level A.
If you are considering items to purchase in addition to the Level A Starter Kit, I would suggest the Appendices for A & B ($10) and the Math Card Games book ($25). You would not need to purchase the additional items, however with your daughters strong interest in card games, you would enjoy the book.
We do offer a special if you go to a Homeschool convention that we are attending, (look for one in your area... http://www.alabacus.com/pageView.cfm?pageID=280) for free shipping and any order over $100 receives a 10% discount. If you order directly from our office, we do offer free shipping for any order of $225.
I hope this helps, if you have further questions, please let me know.
Make it a great day,
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