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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Poke-A-Dot Old MacDonald’s Farm

Poke-A-Dot Old MacDonald's Farm

We like this book a lot! My 1 and 2 year old both enjoy popping the buttons and looking at the pictures. I really like the way this book encourages counting in a tangible way. My 2 year old often will try to “count” very quickly and skip numbers, so when we are looking at this book I am able to show him that there is still a button or two that aren’t popped yet and encourage him to slow down and count each one. Doing this helps him focus on counting the animals on each page before going on to the next page. It is also a good book to take along in the car because the buttons are so much fun to pop! We liked the book so much that we gave a copy as a gift to two of my kids’ cousins.

By Coffee Sipper
from Mukwonago, WI

 

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Kid-O A to Z Magnatab Magnetic Writing Tablet

Resource for Special Needs

Our 5yo son has Down syndrome. This has been a wonderful resource to assist with learning handwriting. He really struggles with pencil grip because of low muscle tone in his hands. Anything we can do to get him interesting in holding a writing implement is key! And, what child doesn’t love magnets? A wonderful tool and fun “toy” for any child!

By Emily S.
from Windsor, CA
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Early Science Explorer’s Set

Early Science Explorer's Set

Great tools for our nature study!

I bought this for my daughter when she was four years old. We have used it countless times over the past couple of years, mostly for our nature walks and nature studies. Both items are oversized and “chunky”, perfect for younger children. Also, the larger magnifying glass area makes it even easier for multiple children to see what is being viewed at the same time! My daughter has both items packed in her backpack, ready to explore God’s great outdoors!

By Denice
from Prentice, WI
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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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Toddler Timberdoodle Core Curriculum

Toddler Timberdoodle Core Curriculum

Toys That Grow With Them

This set (Toddler Timberdoodle Core Curriculum) is full of toys that are fun & challenging. At 23 months, some of them I’ve set aside for later on in the year (which was my plan) because my daughter isn’t really ready for cutting, or the LUK set I’m guessing. Everything that came out of the box of was of very high quality and I was glad to have everything in it! As she plays with some of these toys I’m seeing how long they will last. She’s using them in their most simple application right now, and I can’t envision her outgrowing them even by 3 in almost all cases!

Candace from CA

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Imaginets – Great for the Imagination

I bought Imaginets for my newly 3 year old son. He calls it his ‘shapes game’. He mostly uses it in free play, but has completed the first couple of pictures from the cards. Looking at the complexity of the harder cards, this is definetly a game that will grow with him! I like that it closes into it’s own carrying case, a feature that really cuts down on ‘missing magnets’. This game is solidly built and has a good size work surface. I would recommend it to others.

Lindy  from Niantic, IL

 

 

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No one is too young for B. Pop-Arty Beads!!

B. Pop-Arty Beads

No one is too young for B. Pop-Arty Beads!!

I bought these (B. Pop-Arty Beads) with my sweet 5 year old daughter in mind. I was thinking it would her and my 3 year old daughter something to do while I was working on harder school stuff with their big brother. LITTLE did I know EVERYONE would enjoy them, my 8 year old son, my 39 year old husband, a 12 year old girl, and myself! There is so much you can do with them beyond make jewelry. My children’s favorite thing to do it make people!! They make babies and even our family in cute little bead people. I love these so much I have even given them as a birthday gift. They are an ageless, genderless, timeless toy that does not play for you! Thanks again Timberdoodle for only carrying the BEST!! Again and Again I say it….I LOVE AND TRUST TIMBERDOODLE!!

April Ann from KY
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Jumbo Magnifier by Learning Resources review

Jumbo Magnifier by Learning Resources

We purchased two of these (Jumbo Magnifier by Learning Resources) for our toddler twins, and haven’t regretted that purchase for a second! From the large size, to the jumbo handle, this is truly rough and tumble and well suited for toddlers to use.  One of my twins would sit for the longest time staring into it, moving it around, looking at things closer, and further away.   And i suspect this will be something they play with for years to come, just in different ways.  The attached thingy that holds a paper close to the magnifier broke on one of mine- but we don’t really use that part anyway, so its function is still retained.  So if you have REALLY rambunctious toddlers- you may have that problem but overall this thing is as strong as steel.

Rebecca

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