Now, years later, I am homeschooling my children classically and we are all learning Latin, including me! Why? What is the big deal in classical circles about learning Latin? Our reasons for teaching our children Latin fall into these five categories.
To help them learn grammar
Latin, however, while it also has exceptions, is quite regular, and it is inflected, meaning it changes the ending of words according to their use in a sentence. These two aspects of Latin make it more concrete and visible than English, and ideal for teaching about grammar and the purpose and usage of words, knowledge and understanding which can then be applied to English. Some classical grammar programs teach English grammar first, with the expectation that it will make it easier to learn Latin later. The program we chose does the opposite - it starts Latin in the early elementary school years with the expectation that it can be applied to the study of English grammar and make it more understandable.