Well I just figured out what the big difference between the two is. Minimus is a Whole to Parts program and Lively Latin is a Parts to Whole. Now I find this terribly amusing because I use both a Whole to Parts (SL) and Parts to Whole (SWR) phonics programs. The idea that I would then use both in Latin seems...poetic.

At this Point I really like the idea of doing both, getting into a routine that we can continue through next year. I also found out that Lively Latin 2 is going to start coming out soon, so by the time we need it I should be able to just move into the second levels of both new programs next year!