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 Science Kits

ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover

ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover

Great Product for Hand On Learners

We purchased this robot for our 10 yr. old son as a Christmas gift. He loved it and still does. In no time at all, he had it delivering cokes to his Dad, dancing, & all sorts of things. He loves the recording feature on it so that he can make it talk and respond to people. As a homeschooling Mom, I love the educational aspects of it. While he is “playing” he is learning computer programming skills, math, critical thinking, creative thinking, & much more. I also like that it is a very durable product. Our son is all boy; active, rough, & tough; and this robot has stood the test with him. Great product, Timberdoodle!!

By MomOf4
from Reagan, TN
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AMAZING!! Big Bag of Science

Big Bag of Science

I can not tell you enough how neat this bag of science truly is! It arrived today, and my two girls ages 9 and 12 were thrilled with what was inside. I carefully took the time to read the very nifty instruction booklet that came with it. Then I went through the supplies to make sure they were all in the bag. We will be starting the first several of these next week in our homeschool. I am certain that these will be very hard not to do all in one sitting!! It is SO NICE to have everything in one bag. The only things you have to add are items that are likely in your kitchen. The girls especially can’t wait to make soda shoot six feet into the air. Sounds super messy, but great fun for all of us. Thanks Timberdoodle. This was our first order, but we will definitely order again :)

Bridgett T
Gouverneur, NY
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Big Bag of Science – Great Fun!

Big Bag of Science

The Big Bag of Science is a wonderful bargin!  There are so many fun experiments that it is hard to keep the kids to save some for other days.  Some experiments do built off each other so watch out you dont throw anything away that you will be needing.  I would recommend this kit to any parent!

Erin
from Grafton, OH
 
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3-D Skeleton Puzzle

3-D Skeleton Puzzle

Okay, I am not as impressed with the 3-D Skeleton puzzle as I thought I would be.  The detail is excellent, but the rib cage was difficult to put together and kept falling apart.  Also, it wouldn’t stay on the stand once we (yes, it took an 11 year old and an adult) got it together.  If I had known how it was, I am not sure I would have purchased this item.

Wendy from Nancy, KY

 

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4-D Human Skin Anatomy Puzzle

4-D Human Skin Anatomy Puzzle

I have to say that I am VERY impressed with the 4-D Human Skin Anatomy Puzzle. I teach nursing as well as medical terminology at the college level. I planned on using this with my children, but I am going to take it in to the college students as well. The detail is absolutely amazing and will give my children and adult students a truly amazing picture of the skin. Definitely an excellent buy!

Wendy M.
Nancy, KY
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OLLO Action Kit

OLLO Action Kit

We bought this (OLLO Action Kit) for our science loving 7 year old for his birthday.  It is like an erector set with a battery pack.  We knew it was going to be one of those toys where an adult would have to assist in the building of it, but that was ok with us.  Right away our son and his dad built 2 of the creations: the windmill and the puppy.  The fact that the battery pack makes them work (backwards and forwards) was great fun.  He was proud of himself for being able to mostly build it.  I hope to buy an additional set for Christmas.   This will be a toy that will be played with again and again.

It does have small pieces, but afterall, it is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

Kathy
Clearwater, NE

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Make Your Own Snowman World Kit

Make Your Own Snowman World Kit

Unintentionally Hysterical

I was a bit surprised that our kids liked this (Make Your Own Snowman World Kit) as much as they did. Watching snowballs & ice cubes expand in water isn’t much fun, though, so let ‘em soak the night before. (3- hours and they’re marble-sized.) Follow the snow-making directions exactly and your kids will ooohh and aaahh just like mine. Our 5 (11-22) spent three hours making little wintry scenes, laughing hysterically. The small colored balls included for eyes and buttons run quite a bit leading to some truly funny snowmen. The directions say if one simply lets the stuff dry out it can be used again. However, after four weeks, our showballs and ice cubes were still rather large. We ended up throwing ours out and feeling smart for having ordered two kits. While I’m not sure the mfgs intended to make us laugh as much as we did, this product is totally worth the time, the very little $$, and the slight mess it makes, and is appropriate for summer and winter. (Fall and spring? You should go outside and play!)

Tracey
Wilmore, KY
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Squishy Human Body

Squishy Human Body

Fun and Educational

I don’t exactly know if this is a puzzle, a book, an educational tool…because it functions as all of the above. It is a puzzle in the sense that you take the body parts out and then you have to replace them in the correct order. It is a book because the book is very colorful, interesting, easy to follow and read and just wonderful. And it is educational tool…not only will you learn about the human body and the basic parts, but also the bones, the muscles and the major organs of the body. They say it is for ages 8 and up, but my 7 year old loves it and can put it together. The added medical instruments are a bonus…very fun to play doctor with as you are taking apart and putting back together the human body, plus it is good for developing fine motor skills. The squishy body parts are also a hit with my kids. This is a winner all the way around. I am glad we bought this item.

homeschooler from Nebraska

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Mind Blowing Science – Fun preschool chemistry

Scientific Explorer's Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists

This kit includes 12 simple experiments that were fun for our three and four year old. At this age, much of our science occurs outdoors exploring insects, animals, the garden, and nature. We used this kit in the winter months when everything outside was frozen. Our kids enjoyed all the color changing experiments and making the fizzing volcanoes. The experiments were easy to do and without the kit I am not sure we would have done them.


Andrea G.
Washington State
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Primary Science Set by Learning Resources

Primary Science Set by Learning Resources

Primary Science Set by Learning Resources

We purchased the Primary Science Set as a Christmas git for our 4 year old, and she has had a blast with it.  She is able to gather the supplies and do the experiments with help from us.  The goggles are perfect, and the big tweezers are easy for her to use.  I wish there were a few more experiments, but it is a wonderful product anyway.  I would recommend this to anyone who has young children to get them interested in science at an early age!

Wendy M.
from Somerset, KY
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