Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows

This (Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows) is a nice, varied program that keeps my ADHD daughter's interest. She has done well learning where the keys are and how to position her hands. The two major drawbacks to Read more

Morphology Junior Game

Great family game! This is a great game for families--it's fun and challenging for all ages. The rule adaptations from the "original" Morphology are well-designed to make play easier for the younger kids, but it keeps the quirky/crazy feel. PROS Creative Hands-on Quirky Unique   BEST USES Creative Read more

Purpllinker

Much better than I expected! We got this for our 4-year-old daughter, and it has been used so much! She loves to make letters with it, although it bothers her a little that she can't really do curves. However, she Read more

Anaconda deserves a 10 star rating!

As a former home school parent, I've been familiar with Timberdoodle for years. As a classroom teacher in public and private schools, when I needed quality, "thinking" games and activities for my classroom students, I continued to turn to Read more

The Usborne Sticker Dressing Knights

What child wouldn't love this! A sticker book about knights! My daughter loves this book. She is all about. Princesses, princes, knights and castles so this book was right up her alley! When we are through with it, it Read more

Homeschool 1st Grade

Morphology Junior Game

Morphology Junior Game

Great family game!

This is a great game for families–it’s fun and challenging for all ages. The rule adaptations from the “original” Morphology are well-designed to make play easier for the younger kids, but it keeps the quirky/crazy feel.

PROS

  • Creative
  • Hands-on
  • Quirky
  • Unique

 

BEST USES

  • Creative Building
  • Family game
  • Game night
  • Kids game

By Jill the Junior Morphologist

 

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The Usborne Sticker Dressing Knights

The Usborne Sticker Dressing Knights

What child wouldn’t love this! A sticker book about knights! My daughter loves this book. She is all about. Princesses, princes, knights and castles so this book was right up her alley! When we are through with it, it will make a nice book for us to keep. I do sort of wish the stickers were reusable, but it’s ok that they aren’t we still have the soldier and knight books, and they aren’t too expensive so we will keep buying them as they come out with more. It’s a great book that incorporates something most kids love, stickers! :) . How can you go wrong with that?

By Brittany
from Dallas, ga
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Thinking Putty – Great for learning, but be careful!

Electric Colors Thinking Putty

My 6 year old daughter loves her Thinking Putty. I have her use it when I am reading History lessons to her. It helps her to have something to do while she listens, which in turn leads to less boredom and better attention span. I love it overall, but would caution anyone interested in purchasing it to only allow children to use it while supervised. My daughter tried putting it on the carpet to test the imprint it would leave, not realizing that it sticks to carpet. I had such a hard time cleaning it out! It is a great product overall, though.

By Stephanie
from Colorado Springs, CO

 

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Gibbon Funline Slackline

Gibbon Funline Slackline

Ok, we bought this for Dad, for Father’s Day. Dad cannot balance on it yet, but the kids can. Everyone at the park thought the slackline was so cool. The local college students are all over it. My high schoolers feel like they have the latest, coolest gadget. And my little ones are learning to keep trying and not give up. The Gibbon Slackline has given us one more reason to be outside and physically active.

Virginia from Greenville, IL
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Pocket Disc Sports Edition

Pocket Disc Sports Edition

Fun for ALL ages!

This super soft pocket disc is amazing! Not only is it soft and easy to catch, it has amazing distance and great ease in throwing. My 10 year old loves to keep it in his back pack for fun on the go, and my 2 year old niece loved being able to play catch without getting hurt! The colors and craftsmanship are superb! Great gift for anyone!!

Betsy
from Euless, TX
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Great game!

Camouflage North Pole

Great game!

I bought this for our sons birthday and it was perfect for him. Actually the whole family loved it. We have four boys ages 4-11 and they all spent hours playing with it. The four year old basically just enjoyed fitting the different pieces together to cover the surface, but the rest of us really enjoyed the mental challenge of trying to solve the puzzle. I like that the levels progress from easy to very challenging. It’s great for road trips, too.

Suzanna
NY United
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Heidi – Audio Book

Heidi - Audio Book

Delightful! This is beautifully simple audio story. The narrator drew us in and held us captive. My children are 7, 5, 3 and 2.5, they all sat and worked on puzzles or hung on the couch listening. We cried with Heidi when she missed home, laughed at the scampering goats and learned compassion as Heidi saved her rolls for Grandma. My children are asking for “more stories!” Thanks Timber!! Highly recommend.

Andrea

 

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EDTOY MagnaMobiles Construction Set

EDTOY MagnaMobiles Construction Set

A great way to use

When I first saw this set (EDTOY MagnaMobiles Construction Set), I knew that I had to order it for my 3 year old son who loves vehicles. I gave them to my son for Christmas and they were a hit. He loves playing with them and trying to create different vehicles. They were such a hit, that I ordered the second set for his birthday, Christmas day. I love that the magnets stick the pieces together while playing, but are not at all difficult for him to remove and change. These vehicles will be played with for some time to come and have been played with daily since received on Christmas Day.

D. Forman
Decatur, GA
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Electric Colors Thinking Putty

Electric Colors Thinking Putty

Surprising fun

We LOVE this putty.  I was impressed with the volume of putty in the can.  It is enough for me to divide between my four kids who then stretch, roll, and squish it while I read to them.  As one reviewer noted, you do need to watch out for stains.  Especially when the putty is stretched, very thin pieces or strings tend to quietly fall onto clothing, carpet…if you clean it up right away, it’s fine.  I just use a bit of putty to “grab” the putty off the carpet or clothing.  So far we’ve had no staining.  We have however lost a small chunk to hair.  My daughter got it stuck in her hair. I had to cut it out, there was no rescuing the putty or the hair.  Regardless, we still LOVE this putty.  I don’t know that it can be explained but you could sit and mush this stuff for hours.  Worth the price!

Jocelyn
CA
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Anti-Virus

Anti-Virus

Logic fun for everyone

Anti-virus is fun as well as attractive and interesting.  It wraps up concepts from science in a logic challenge.  Our 4 year old is able to complete the starter challenges, and our older ones are challenged by the upper levels (our 3 year old just likes to play with the colorful pieces).  The way the pieces move diagonally as well as in groups adds to the challenge and makes it different from other logic puzzles.  The game provides an opportunity to discuss disease at the cellular level.  We added this to our “logic before lunch” sessions when we all take a logic game and complete as many levels as we can in a certain amount of time.  I wish we had 2 of every game because they especially enjoy competing against each other.

K. Cox
Waynesboro, GA
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