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

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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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Graphic U.S. History – Set of 13

Graphic U.S. History - Set of 13

 

Draw readers in with these!

Our family loves these graphic novels (all the sets sold by Timberdoodle). We have four boys and four girls ranging in age from 15 down to 18 months. While the younger kids love them because they’re so colorful, the older kids love how they can get a synopsis of an historical event or person in a very interesting way. Even my reluctant readers or non-history buffs are drawn to these great books. They are short, colorful and easy to read. Another great benefit we have found is using them as a supplement to our living books history curriculum. For example, after reading The Travels by Marco Polo, I had my teenagers read the Marco Polo graphic novel in order to help get more of a visual idea of what they had just read and to aid in their understanding and retention.

By Notebooking Mom
from Washington MO

 

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The Mystery of History: Reproducibles CD Volume 1

The Mystery of History: Reproducibles CD Volume 1

All the reproducibles on your computer!

If you are like me the thought of going to a copy store to be ready for school next week is not high on my list of fun things to do. Mystery of History is a great program and the Mystery of History Reproducibles CD makes the program even better. It is so easy to open and print what I want when I need it. I love having the access at my fingertips instantly. Highly recommend adding this if you are using Mystery of History.

D J
Tennessee

 

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Settlers of America Trails to Rails Review

Settlers of America Trails to Rails

Love it! This is a great game to teach your children all about the history of the settling of our country, in a fun and easy way. Both our children, ages 5-11, and we parents love this game. It is fun to play, rewarding, educational, and a great deal for the money you pay. I highly recommend Settlers of America Trails to Rails to anyone who wants an indepth game to play with many ages, while teaching about things such as settling, creating towns, connecting towns, manifest destiny, and so much more.

Lisa
Grand Junction, CO
 
 
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How to Draw the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

How to Draw the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

Fun way to learn history

I purchased How to Draw the Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln because it was a combination of history and art. When I got it, I was concerned that my boys would freak out a little because some of the drawings are rather challenging (and art is not our strong point), but they are learning a lot about the presidents and they are having fun with the drawings. Some of our drawings of people look a little unsophisticated, but it’s been fun to challenge ourselves.

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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The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers

The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers

The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers

I’m impressed! This book (The Usborne Sticker Dressing Soldiers) is a generous size, the stickers are bright and I love the little history “bites” for each war/soldier. My daughter’s eyes lit up as it came out of the box and it is her favorite school activity. The stickers are heavy weight and are able to be repositioned (which is nice when a jacket goes on upside down!). I have to assist her with some of the more trickier pieces, like swords or shoes, her fingers aren’t able to manipulate the sticker edges yet. However, as the pages are being finished it makes a nice book. The younger girls can’t wait for their turn to have a soldier book! I would (and will) certainly purchase this again.

Andrea
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Disasters in History – Set of 8

Disasters in History - Set of 8

As our 9-year-old son was reading an old Indiana history textbook he read about how Chicago used Indiana limestone to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; he then had an interest in fires, earthquakes and other disasters, so we purchased the set of 8 Disasters in History Graphic Novels from Timberdoodle.

The graphic novels make a great starting point for a unit study. If your child especially enjoyed the Apollo 13 and Challenger Explosion books, you could do a study on NASA, astronauts, etc.

Our whole family has enjoyed this set.  My husband and I learned some information we hadn’t known, while the kids could easily read about a true-life action adventure without a focus on fear and gore.  This set was definitely worth the investment for our homeschool.

Thanks to homeschooling my kids, I LOVE history! These graphic novels have added a new way to learn about, and enjoy, history!

Danielle  from Columbia City, IN
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GA Henty – For the Temple Audio MP3

For the Temple MP3

What a great way to get read aloud time done when you don’t have any time to actually READ aloud! The great quality Henty books combined with the skillful storytelling of Jim Hodges makes for a great combination for audio loving children. My 6th grader is an auditory learner, so he learns best when I, or someone else reads aloud to him. I’ve found though that stories on CD while they work GREAT for Nik, don’t necessarily have the same effect for children who don’t possess the skill of auditory learning! Of course, its important to refine that skills so i still have my visual children listen, but this book in particular (For the Temple), i’ve found, it is much easier for the auditory type to follow.

Rebecca K
Federal Way, WA
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Swamp Fox of the Revolution

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution

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 confusing details that it gets dry, but that didn’t happen with this book. It doesn’t read like a novel or even exactly a biography. It simply tells the story of Francis Marion’s involvement in the Revolutionary War but with enough interesting details to hold your attention (such as what drink Marion always kept in his flask.) Marion was an intriguing man and he and his men did amazing things, so there is no need to sensationalize to make the book interesting. It’s supposed to be for 12 and up but that’s mostly because of reading level. As a read-aloud, it engaged my 9-year-old but not my 7-year-old. There was nothing graphic or disturbing to make it unsuitable for younger ears.

Sarah
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