I never understood why a home school mom would even need this book until I had a second child. With my first kid, I did half the book's activities with my kid in a single day. But, with Avril and Norah to handle at once, it's pretty easy to get through an entire day without doing anything that could be called productive with the baby. So, now I understand the great appeal of Slow and Steady: Get me Ready. It's got weekly activities (like putting coins in a slot) that prepare your little ones for more formal learning later on. So, I may not do a ton of stuff with Avril like I did with Norah, but this way I know she will still be prepared when the time comes.