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 Geography

Geopuzzles

GeoPuzzles

The Geopuzzles by Geotoys are fantastic. They are very well made and colorful. Many of the countries, states and provinces are shaped like the actual place which makes learning geography very fun. I ordered these puzzles as a set, but gave them to my children individually for birthdays and Christmas. My children have been delighted with these puzzles. Another excellent product offered by Timberdoodle. Highly recommend.

A Green
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing America

A Kid's Guide to Drawing - Oregon

I purchased the Oregon book of “A Kid’s Guide to Drawing America” to enrich our history and geography study we did over the summer. I prefer when my kids can draw something rather than just color in a printable from the internet. This is a hardback book with attractive pages. There are probably 10 drawings to copy, and each drawing has a one-page description explaining its importance in the state. Some of the drawings completed for our state were the state animal, state bird, flag, capitol building, map, and covered wagon. My children, ages 9 and 11, were able to complete the drawing instruction on their own, narrated what they read about each item, and were quite proud of their completed works displayed in their lapbooks.

Christie
Bend, OR
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Daily Geography Grade 3

Daily Geography Grade 3

Finally, a way to actually get Geography done!

I had purchased some cool geography curriculums in the past, only to have them languish on the shelf as we struggled to complete our other work. Then I found Daily Geography. Mondays take longer because we read through the lesson, but the rest of the week is a breeze. Each day contains two questions based on Monday’s reading. Each week also has some vocabulary words which can be reviewed daily if you choose. I’m so glad to find a good geography program that we can actually get done!

Jessica
Sheboygan, WI
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Switched on Schoolhouse History and Geography

Switched-On Schoolhouse Grade 9

I was looking for something easy and painless to teach my son history and geography but it also had to be engaging, fun and interesting. I wasn’t sure about trying SOS (Switched on Schoolhouse History and Geography) but I am SO glad I did. It is wonderful. My 14 yo son is excited to do his history everyday and spent 2 hours yesterday exploring the links provided in the lesson with interest and enthusiasm. I wished I had used this earlier. We are also going to buy the science. I love it! Another bonus was this was even less expensive than buying it from Alpha Omega directly. So thank you Timberdoodle for offering this great product at a great price!

Debbie
Bremerton, WA
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Daily Geography Grade 1

Daily Geography Grade 1

LIFE SAVER!!!

I sure wish I found this (Daily Geography Grade 1) a few years back! I have tried to create my own geography lessons and wasted so much time and money. This book is simple, to the point and FUN to do. My kids look forward to it and so I have them do it at free time since they constantly want and ask to do it. I love how they start simple and use a bedroom floor plan (the kids really understood) and it goes from there.I am having so much fun re-learning with them. No fluff! Love, love, love it.


Mrs. Brian Nottingham
Alliance, OH
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Window on the World

Window On the World

Window on the World is a great tool when studying geography. It opens one’s eyes too the different cultures, religions, and (my personal favorite) ways to pray for them using beautiful graphics and helpful facts! I’ve loved how it ushers children to look at the world with compassion, and helps them better understand (and see) those they are encouraged to pray for! Although this has been geared for an older child, I had no problem with gearing it down for my kindergartner. The pictures alone bring out some awesome questions (that lead to awesome conversations). The only thing I would change is that it would cover every culture!

Joanna
Post Falls, ID
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Global Animal Puzzle

The Global Animal Puzzle

The Global Animal Puzzle is our first attempt at doing a “grown-up” puzzle together (parents and 8 year old daughter).  DD has already learned quite a bit from doing geography puzzles for children, so I was thrilled to see her eyes light up when she recognized the name of a country and knew which continent it was part of.  It is slow going (mainly because we have to keep stashing it in the sewing room when her younger siblings are up…they are definitely not ready for the Global Animal Puzzle!), but we are loving the time spent together and the learning involved in doing this beautiful, high-quality puzzle together.

Oberlin, OH

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Hugg-A-Planet’s World Globe

Hugg-A-Planet's World Globe

Hugg-A-Planet's World Globe

Hugg-a-Planet has been a great first globe for our children. The colors are bright and give good contrast between countries and oceans.  The fabric and construction are durable and withstand the hugging, sitting, and general rough use of our Pre-K children.  The stuffing has shifted a little due to all the learning love over the past 2 years in our home, but that does not affect it’s function or our appreciation.  Now if I could just get my children to cease hurtling it through space…

Mama2Gems
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The Global Puzzle

The Global Puzzle

The Global Puzzle

A great tool for our four boys ages 6 – 13

This has been a great tool for our four boys ages 6 – 13. They spent hours working on it and have memorized many countries that were new to them. They have all been asking to get it out again. Some pieces are very small so we had to watch the toddler and baby and also be very careful to pick any pieces that fall so we won’t lose them.

Misty H.
from Grand Rapids, MI
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Map Trek World Complete Collection CD

Complete Collection of Maps

A wonderful collection of blackline maps, teacher answer maps, Knowledge Quest’s MapTrek is the perfect resource for World History Maps. I found the lesson plans an added bonus.  We are using Map Trek maps in our timeline notebook as well as our Geography and History units, I love being able to print just the maps I need and have copied the maps to my e-reader for lesson planning without printing. A great resource for all ages.

Cariann
Dayton, OR
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