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

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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Gibbon Funline Slackline

Gibbon Funline Slackline Review

I have 2 boys 13 and 8 who were VERY excited to get this gift! They thought they would just jump on and be experts (they both have great balance), but this is a whole different realm. They spent quite a bit of time practicing yesterday after getting it set up and they are still working on balance. The good thing is-since it’s so fun-they haven’t gotten discouraged. It is great exercise and core strengthening- I can’t wait to see their continued improvements.

Danene from Covington, WA

Timberdoodle.com currently has a special on Gibbon Funline Slackline, free DVD with each set!

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The Never-Bored Kid Books Ages 4-5

It’s FUN SCHOOL!

I prefer this series (Never Bored) over all the other cut/paste/trace/color/sequence/etc. books we’ve tried. The title doesn’t look or sound like school, but it covers those basic skills. My daughter did these on her own when ever she wanted to, and they lasted through a year plus. A must have!

Lindsey
Spring Branch, TX
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