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I’ve seen on the Excellence in Writing and Math-U-See websites (and other sites) that they are offering resources which I can’t find on the Oikos website. Can I order these resources from Oikos if they are not listed on the Oikos store?

As we supply a variety of resources from a number of suppliers, we can’t carry the whole range from all our providers. Over the many years we have collected a selection of resources that are in keeping with the Oikos vision and mission statement. Part of that vision is to provide families with resources while keeping it simple and not overloading them with multiple programs or courses.

An example is that we supply the LLATL (Learning Language Arts Through Literature) program, and have done so for many years. This program takes the student from grade 1 right through to grade 13 and covers all aspects of grammar, language structure, book reviews, writing, etc. Now Excellence in Writing has recently launched a course for the primary years which is very similar to the LLATL Blue Book. We have provided LLATL Blue Book to thousands of families who have had wonderful results. So for Oikos to provide another program that is meeting the same need as Blue LLATL would be superfluous.

We do keep abreast with what’s new from our suppliers. But we do aim at keeping the selection of resources from Oikos simple and not overloading you, the family, with too many choices and variety when the basics are more than adequate.

We will however add other resources if they enhance or expand what is already there but we try not to have overlap which creates duplication when a similar resource is offered.

This is an opportunity for me to remind you of our second founding scripture here at Oikos.

“Make it your ambition and definitely endeavour to live quietly and peacefully and command the respect of the outside world, being dependant on nobody, and having needs of nothing.”  – 1 Thessalonians chapter 4:11-12