Books,  Homeschool

Curriculum Kits – Nashville Public Library

Last year, before we were even thinking about homeschooling, the Nashville Library started offering Curriculum Kits. I thought they were a great idea and was excited to finally get to try one.

We picked Asia for our first one. tLG was a part of the Encore program at Stanford and they had been studying Asia. She really enjoyed it each week so I thought this would be fun for her and something familiar.

The kits are packaged in a medium-sized, sturdy clear tub. Our bin was full of books and DVDs about a variety of subjects relating to Asia. We have used this as our history and social studies requirement for the last 2 weeks as we worked our way through the material.

The curriculum kits are geared for either grades K-2 or 3-5 or 6-8. I didn’t notice this in the description prior to selecting Asia (3-5) but it worked out fine. We skipped the material that was not age or skill-level appropriate, but there were plenty of items that were perfect for her. Per her usual, she started devouring the kit as soon as we got it home. 😉

You can borrow each from your local Nashville Public Library for 4 weeks. Each kit comes with a trusty little list to make sure that you include everything before returning it to your library branch. As you can see, the Asia kit included 34 items.

I was really impressed with the amount of material included and we are both excited to try out others. In doing a quick search in the catalog, I saw that they have 69 different subjects available! WOW! Here is just a sampling of what’s offered.

Not surprisingly, many of the kits already have “holds” since there is only 1 or 2 sets of each kit for the whole district. The library allows each cardholder up to 25 holds so I’ve requested to be on the wait list for quite a few. What a great resource the library is turning out to be. Best of all, it’s FREE! 😉



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