These first years are ordered to the acquisition of the skills necessary for any further learning. At this stage the student should concentrate on learning to read well, and learning to write, both in terms of letter formation and power of expression. He should also spend time acquiring facility in addition and subtraction. If these skills are learned well, all the rest of his school time will be much more profitable and his education will be more complete.
As a parent and teacher the time spent with your child is valuable. If he does not learn to read in kindergarten or first grade, it won't finally make much difference in his life. But you should spend time reading to him during these formative years. The saint stories, the tales of noble actions performed by noble people, and the fairy tales, with their clear divisions between good and bad, will make a lifelong difference.
“We believe Modg has guided us well in achieving [our son's] success. The college was pleased, as well as impressed, with our son's home study courses through Modg and having Modg consulting services and keeping our records has been extremely beneficial in our home schooling pursuits. It is obvious in our situation that homeschooling with Modg allowed our son (and other children), to achieve a high standard of education with the religious formation we desire as part of our children's education. The program helps promote a love of the true and good, noble and beautiful, and with a focus on art and music study integrated throughout, it also allowed time for our son to pursue a field of interest and spend time becoming proficient in it, in his case, art. Because of the excellent formation the Modg program provides, our son and we as parents, felt that liberal arts study should continue and our son is looking forward to continuing his art studies within the context of a liberal arts education.”