Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kid-O A to Z Magnatab Magnetic Writing Tablet

January 31st, 2011 (No Comments)

I saw this (Kid-O A to Z Magnatab Magnetic Writing Tablet) and got it thinking it could be a total flop. My four year old hasn’t put it down. There’s something therapeutic about watching each ball pop up… the adults in our house are even found playing with it. My *only* two criticisms are that […]


Swamp Fox of the Revolution

January 25th, 2011 (No Comments)

I just finished reading The Swamp Fox of the Revolution aloud with my 9-year-old son. We both loved it. I was amazed at how much historical detail the author was able to put in the book without it being boring. I have often gotten bored with books about historical wars because there are so many […]


The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

January 24th, 2011 (No Comments)

I have two boys, ages 8 and 6, and they love this (The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1) book. I figured my 8 year old would enjoy it, as he’s a good reader and is always looking for new books, but my 6 year old surprised me. I’ve been getting books for him from the […]


Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology

January 18th, 2011 (No Comments)

This book (Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology) is truly information packed! Given that I am teaching an 8 and a 6 year old, I had to take the approach that this would serve as an introduction to the complexity and wonder of the human systems, rather than something I could expect the kids […]


ThinkFun Knot So Fast Game

January 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

We bought this (ThinkFun Knot So Fast Game) for a birthday gift for a friend.  At first it didn’t look too exciting, but once it was opened and looked at some, we discovered that kids of all ages (both girls and boys) could like this game.  It is nice that there are both easy and […]


Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra Complete Set

January 12th, 2011 (No Comments)

I love Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra! A dignified, gentle teacher carefully explains each lesson. If my daughter got any wrong or needs review, there is a solution CD that will show her exactly how to do each problem. There is a lot of review built in to the program. TT has greatly freed up my time […]


Kindergarten Timberdoodle Core Homeschool Curriculum

January 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

My family tends to be fairly eclectic, so I wanted a wide variety of books handy to use and was browsing around for an easy and cost-effective way to collect those items. I happened to pick up a catalog at a HS conference and noticed this “curriculum.” It’s varied enough that we don’t feel trapped […]


Oball Jelly

January 10th, 2011 (No Comments)

We got this ball for my 4-month-old son, and it is the first toy that he has shown a real interest in. We chose the Oball Jelly instead of the rattle because we wanted it to be a quiet toy for church. I do look forward to trying your idea of using it as a […]


Pocket Disc Sports Edition

January 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

My kids absolutely LOVE this (Pocket Disc Sports Edition)! I have a 9 and 13 year old and this toy has received more attention since Christmas than any other we bought them. They make up games all the time and are always coming up with new things to do with this. They have accidentally hit […]


Tandem Space Hopper

January 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Hello, I’m 28 years old, and I’m a nerd.  I ALWAYS wanted one of these when I was a child, and gravitated towards the solo hoppers at my friends house when I was a kid.  When I saw these Tandem Space Hoppers on Timberdoodle, I begged my husband to let us get one for Christmas. […]