Little Hearts for His Glory

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for answers? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions for Little Hearts for His Glory. If you don’t see your question below – or if you would like customized help – give us a call at (605) 428-4068. We’re always happy to help!

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Yes, Little Hearts for His Glory is a complete, Christ-centered, Charlotte Mason-style program that covers all necessary academic areas. These areas include history, Bible, storytime, devotions, music, science, art, rhymes in motion, dramatic play, large motor skills, critical thinking, and choices for phonics, handwriting, and math.  All subjects are scheduled in the daily plans.   

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Little Hearts for His Glory gives a narrative overview of history from Creation to present day – showing students where the Bible fits in history along with a path to the present in America. The history stories emphasize God’s plan throughout history and are meant for you to read aloud.  

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Little Hearts for His Glory features 34 units with complete daily plans.  Each unit contains 5 days of instruction. The program is not tied to any specific day of the week, month, holiday, or season; so it can be started at any time. 

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Little Hearts for His Glory has engaging daily lessons that take approximately 90 minutes to complete.  More time will be needed if you linger on activities or draw out discussions. 

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Little to no preparation is needed to use Little Hearts for His Glory. It is designed to be open-and-go, so you can simply wake up and teach. Plans include supplies that are common to most household kitchens or art supply areas. Substitutions for supplies are also suggested. For this reason, there is purposefully no required supply list in Little Hearts for His Glory. Simply read the “Introduction,” first week of plans, and “Appendix” of the guide, and you will be ready to start.  

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Little Hearts His Glory is written to be teacher-directed, recognizing your child’s need for guidance and instruction at this crucial stage of learning.  

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We carry Reading Made, Easy, The Reading Lesson, and Sound Bytes Reading.  Little Hearts for His Glory is not tied to a specific phonics program, so any phonics program can be used. 

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Depending on how much phonics instruction your child has had, you may need to finish phonics instruction even if your child is already reading. Either The Reading Lesson or Sound Bytes Reading works well for this purpose. If your child is beyond phonics, we recommend our books for emerging readers.  The books for emerging readers are scheduled in the Appendix of  Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory along with questions to guide your reading discussion. For ease of use, we sell the “Emerging Reader Set” on our website. You have your choice of Bible with the set. 

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Once your child is reading independently, he or she is ready for Drawn into the Heart of Reading. You can typically begin this program for reading around 2nd grade.  Drawn into the Heart of Reading is written to work with any books you choose. However, after many requests, we have put together book sets to use with each level of the program. These books sets were carefully compiled with interest and reading level in mind. The goal is to build confidence and enthusiasm in “new” independent readers as they journey further into chapter books. 

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For oral language, students chorally perform rhymes in motion and recite memory verses daily. Handwriting and critical thinking lessons alternate to hone fine motor skills. Phonics instruction is scheduled daily. For storytime, students listen to chapter books as read-alouds. Brief follow-up lessons correspond with the read-alouds and emphasize basic comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking, early writing, moral connections, and personal application. 

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You can easily substitute those programs into Little Hearts for His Glory. Just be sure that any substitutions are not overly time-consuming, or you will quickly lengthen your school day beyond the time we expect Little Hearts for His Glory to take. 

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You would use the Kindergarten Economy and Basic Package, the Family-Time Bible, and either A Reason for Handwriting ‘K’ or Italic ‘A.’  You would need to choose one phonics option as well.  For Kindergarten, Reading Made Easy or The Reading Lesson work well. Note:  These resources also work well for a 6-year old just beginning school. 

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You would use the First Grade Economy and Basic Package, either the Family-Time Bible or 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible, and either A Reason for Handwriting ‘A’ or Italic ‘B.’  You would need to choose one phonics option as well.  For first grade, Reading Made Easy or The Reading Lesson work well.

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You could follow many of the suggestions listed for a 6 year old but would probably need to substitute higher-level math, spelling, and reading. You can use your own resources in these areas, or you can use the math schedule, spelling lists, grammar lessons, and plans for emerging readers in Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory.  A 7 year old should also choose to use 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible.

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The consumable items in Little Hearts for His Glory are the handwriting, critical thinking, and math workbooks. These are the only consumables for Little Hearts for His Glory – so once you own it, you can reuse it with the rest of your children in years to come with very little additional cost.