Monthly Archives: December 2009

Police Blockade game review – fun for the whole family!

December 30th, 2009 (No Comments)

The following is reposted from the Reviews from the Crib blog. if ever a game was a life-saver, police blockade was it.  we had to make four train trips this weekend to visit our friends staying downtown.  i threw it in the backpack thinking it might keep zoe entertained for at least a few minutes […]


Puzzleball Globe

December 29th, 2009 (No Comments)

The following is reposted from the Treasure Seekers blog. Timberdoodle’s catalog is full of curriculum resources and products for home educators, and my girls love looking at all the homeschool supplies they feature. They were thrilled to receive a Junior Puzzleball Globe from Timberdoodle for our family to review. The 3D puzzle made by European […]


Stories From History, set of 11 Graphic Novels

December 28th, 2009 (No Comments)

The following review is reposted from the My Little Patch of Sunshine blog. We had the opportunity to review a set of 11 historical graphic novels from Timberdoodle over the last couple weeks.  When I opened the box, both boys (ages 7 & 9) were eager to check them out. Colin (9yo) immediately sat down […]


Game Time: Rapelli!

December 23rd, 2009 (No Comments)

The following is reposted from the Home with the Boys blog. Recently, I have been trying to make more time to sit down and play with the boys. Of course, finding something that both of them like to play – other than trains – can be difficult. At the MOPS convention I went to a […]


UpTurn Game Review

December 22nd, 2009 (No Comments)

The following review is reposted from the Joyful Living blog. Recently the opportunity arose to review a family game that dealt with numbers. Since my 8 year old son loves games and also loves math, I jumped at this chance. Upturn is a product of Timberdoodle Company which provides quality educational games and homeschool curriculum. […]


Bubber – Oh, We Have Been Having Fun!

December 21st, 2009 (No Comments)

The following review is is reposted from the Classless and Lovin It blog We received a package from Timberdoodle and everyone in the family has been enjoying it in a big way. We’ve received packages from Timberdoodle before and they are always a hit. Even if it is a “boring” homeschool text, the kids are […]


Sherlock Deluxe Edition

December 17th, 2009 (No Comments)

We played this game (Sherlock) many, many (and many more) times when my youngest was 4 and 5. Simple, fast-playing, good practice with basic addition … the girl loved it, and only mom started getting a teensy bit bored after the 50th game played. However, Gopher It! was delightful practice and a favored game well […]


PrismaColor 132-Piece Pencil Tin

December 16th, 2009 (No Comments)

We first tried Prismacolors after a professional artist told us there was nothing like them. We found and purchased them in the Timberdoodle catalogue and will never go back to the ordinary-brand colored pencils. Prismacolors lay color with ease, and you can shade, blend colors, or create sharp detail. The variety of colors allows one […]


The Big Picture Story Bible (devotions for your little ones)

December 15th, 2009 (No Comments)

“Who’s the main character in the book of Joshua?” I asked the girls I teach on Wednesday nights.  It was a trick question, and most of them caught it. While a few said, “Joshua,” most answered, “God!” In our Bible survey course we’d already discussed how GOD is the main character in every part of […]


Thinking Putty

December 7th, 2009 (No Comments)

I purchased a few kinds of Thinking Putty as Christmas gifts, and they turned out to be the most popular thing under the tree! My children love to manipulate it while in waiting situations (in the car, before hockey games, and even while I read aloud); they’re particularly fascinated with the color-changing properties of the […]