Really is the best “sliced bread” option!
We began using SOS with the 3 older children after the birth of our 4th. It was a lifesaver to be able to delegate some of the planning and grading to SOS. My kids, having been used to the “living books, real life” pattern of schooling, had a hard time at first looking up fill in the blank answers and doing multiple choice things. Some things were ridiculously easy, and some were “trick questions”. After starting out with the full 5 subject package our first year, we stayed with English and History as the most helpful subjects, and the ones the kids learned the most from. They said that the Math and Science didn’t explain things very well, and the Bible was kind of “fluffy”. They felt that just reading their Bibles, reading good Christian biographies, and good devotional books (ie John Piper) were a much more beneficial option.
I definitely recommend SOS for those families who want to homeschool but don’t really know where to begin, or for parents who work (from home or otherwise) or have health issues, time issues, confidence issues. It is an answer to prayer in those circumstances!
from Fredericksburg, TX
My 3 year loves to ‘do school’. He gets upset when we don’t get to our school pages for the day. His favorite part of school is the bambinoLUK learning system. This curriculum set makes it easy to fit school into your schedule. It is great to see his progress in the 3 months we have been using it. I do wish there was a handwriting book to help get my son used to writing letters and his numbers. Also, the scissors can be a bit tricky at times. Overall, this is the best curriculum for my 3 year old!
from Vernon Hills, IL
Our first impression of the Timberdoodle Company is that we are absolutely blown away by the quality of the products and materials as well as the variety of items provided. The ‘Preschool Timberdoodle Homeschool Curriculum 2012‘ package provided a wide array of items covering everything from math to science, fine and gross motor skills, & critical thinking and reasoning skills. It is obvious that every item was carefully reviewed and tested before being included in the kit. We are looking forward to engaging in every activity with our toddler! So far the biggest hit has been the Wedgits. Our son can’t seem to get enough time with these awesome building “blocks”! Thanks so much Timberdoodle for your careful consideration and high quality curriculum kit! We will definitely recommend this curriculum package to other parents/caregivers looking to start homeschooling activities with their toddler.
This has made homeschooling easy!
Our family greatly enjoys Switched-On Schoolhouse Grade 7.This is our first year working with this product. I have been homeschooling my son for 6 years and this is the first year he looks forward to doing school. Each morning my son knows what he has to get done. The games and videos make learning fun. All subjects are on CD and I don’t have to worry about books or loose papers. This product has given me a stress free year.Our entire family highly recommends this product to all homeschooling families.
You are making me a loyal customer
This is the second year I have purchased curriculum packages from Timberdoodle for my 3 boys and once again I am not let down. This package does a great job of covering 95% of the state standards. It looks like an overwhelming amount of books but takes no more than 2 hours at most including breaks. The short lessons in each book keep things moving and interesting and a must with moving little boys. Good quality package. I am happy everyday I get this opportunity.
We are in love with this!
The Preschool Timberdoodle Core Curriculum 2011 came in 3 days ago and I haven’t heard the end of it. My 3 yo is having so much fun he wants to do “school” all the time. It was nice to be able to tweek it a little so that I can include my almost 2 yo as well. If you’re not sure about something give them a call and they can help you make it work specifically for your child(ren).
Michelle R from WA
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 into doing worksheets constantly, yet if I need to help my 6 year old and 4 year old understand a topic there’s enough material here that I can find something suitable that fits each of them. They love the included puzzles, and the science kit has been a huge hit, full of easy experiments the children can do themselves with a little help from me. I added a few other items that I felt should be included, such as a Hugg a Planet, and customized the mathematics — it was simple to upgrade with an e-mail to Timberdoodle staff — and had the materials I needed to teach my children all year for under $400! I will very likely order the next level up when we’re ready and customize it as well.
I am so THRILLED I found your company. We’re using the 2nd grade core curriculum and this is our FIRST YEAR with NO TEARS, no I HATE SCHOOL. It’s a breeze and she looks forward to school everyday! I wish I could rewind and redo the past 2 years!
Timberdoodle carries Complete Homeschool Curriculum for Babies – 10th Grade
Our family loves the Young Explorer Series,the books are wonderfully made.The pictures are great; the information is not dry or stuffy like a lot of text books. It is great for all ages. My kids love the projects. The younger kids and I work on the books together and the older kids do them on their own. The books are very easy to read and understand. We have never been bored with this series. Most importantly they honor God all throughout the books. I never feel like I need to correct anything that has been said. Thank you for having these beautiful books!!
We have been homeschooling for 14yrs.
We started out the school year using different curriculum but needed to step up the work just a bit and came across this website and this package was exactly what I was looking for. I had other parents recommend the same books Timberdoodle did so I knew their recommendations were reputable. All of these books are wonderful. I have organized our week so we do the work in about 45 minutes a day which is perfect for this age. Timberdoodle has always done a wonderful job answering all my questions in detail. I absolutely love this website and the packages they have put together. We will be back next year for first grade and soon to add another child. I do supplement a bible lesson and have fun Fridays with additional games to supplement this package as it really covers the core subjects. Thank you so much.
Core Homeschool Curriculum are available for Preschool-10th Grade.