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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Curious Chef 3 Piece Nylon Knife Set

Curious Chef 3 Piece Nylon Knife Set

I was very skeptical about the Curious Chef Nylon Knife Set, but have been won over. My older kids (6 and 4.5) happily cut carrots and apples! No scratches, no fear on my part, although of course it is still a knife and kids need to be taught proper cutting methods. Now for complete honesty–I was so skeptical about not being able to cut one’s self that I tried to cut the pad of my index finger. Couldn’t do it. Tried harder. Hurt a little, but no apparent cut. A couple hours later, I noticed a shallow, 1/4″ long cut on the pad of my finger as a result of me basically sawing on it with one of these knives. So there you have it–I’ve done something stupid so you know what your kids can do before getting cut. I don’t worry at all about my kids using these, as they have better sense than to saw on their fingers! And I use these, too–have cut up partially frozen chicken breasts with one. Highly recommended!

Kirsten
Tacoma, WA
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