A Girl's Guide to Growing Up is a wonderful curriculum
for teaching girls going through puberty or about to go through
puberty about the changes in their bodies and the things they need
to know about maintaining their bodies. The set includes a DVD,
a teaching guide, and student booklets. The student booklet follows
the DVD word for word.
The Teacher's Guide contains a lot of extras, such as reproducible
worksheets that enhance the student book and DVD. Included are
activities and checklists that help the girls remember the material
being presented. It is all very tastefully presented, and the pictures
and graphics are very nice.
This study can be presented over five days, five weeks, or all
at once. The material presents the topic all at once in an orderly
format. All of us teach our daughters these things, and this provides
a format for doing it that brings it all together.
I believe this material will be very helpful to moms presenting
this topic to their daughters. We will certainly use this material
in our homeschool and are very grateful for the aid it will provide.
The message presented here is "Growing up is an exciting time.
You will be just fine."
The material is described by Marsh Media as "designed for students
with mild to moderate disabilities," but I feel that it is appropriate
for all students. The website describes the kit as a "DVD/Video
(Run Time: 16:43)," a "teaching guide (36 pages)," and "packets
of 10 student booklets (32 pages each)." The price of this kit
is $149.95, although the components can be bought separately. The
kit is also available in Spanish. It would be beneficial for a
homeschool group to pool their individual resources and buy the
kit together. If ten families did this, it would be a nominal cost
of $15 apiece, and they could each have a student booklet. They
would just have to share the teacher's guide and the DVD. The company
also makes a similar product for boys.