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


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


Extreme Dot to Dot Animals

Extreme Dot to Dot Animals

Awesome animal dot-to-dots

We bought this for our 10 year old son. He loves dot-to-dots. He spent many hours working on these. In fact, it looked like so much fun I would often find myself hovering over him wanting to do them myself. There are so many in the book to choose from. Definitely a great buy!

from CA
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Mathematical Reasoning B Grade 1

Mathematical Reasoning B Grade 1

I have browsed math curriculum for 12 years and this is by far the BEST math curriculum for younger grades that I have seen and used! I was not a good math student, and spent a lot of time researching the math curriculum out there so that my children will have an easier time learning than I did. It is pricier than most consumable workbooks, but one workbook is all that we needed for one year for each of our children, and to find an excellent book that breaks down such an important subject so simply and that the kids ENJOY doing it, and they LEARN it WELL – is definitely worth it. I am absolutely confident that they have the math basics SOLIDLY understood. The pages are bright and colorful, and keep a good mix of simpler and increasingly challenging activities going throughout the pages for both review while also introducing new concepts. I wish they’d continue this series through high school!

from Rhinelander, WI
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Key To Fractions Math

Key To Fractions

“I am pleased with this product”

“This product has really been a gem in teaching my 9 yrs old daughters’ fraction concepts. The lessons are incremental, step by step and in a strange way fun. There is some review in the beginning of each book of the prior materials taught in the previous book except of course for the first one. One gripe I may have is that it doesn’t explain exactly what happens when you multiply fractions. It shows you the steps of how to do the problem but no explanation of how and why. I was hoping for some kind of explanation with the circles or bars or something like that. The books are not meant to be math spine book but still it should have that extra component in my humble opinion. Many books don’t explain that concept well and I am sure Key To Fractions would do great job of explaining it in a simple way. I will be ordering all the other books as well and we will be cycling through all the books in one year. Book 1 fractions, decimals, metric measurement, measurement then book 2 ….”

Hayward, CA
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JUMP at Home Grade 2

Jump at Home Grade 2

I am using JUMP at Home Grade 2 with my 8 year old daughter who has been struggling and not progressing in math. This program has been successful in helping her grasp concepts that she was unable to comprehend with other programs. Although the workbook pages are simple and straightforward, I have found that the teacher’s manual has been very beneficial and has helped my daughter by giving her added practice and additional information. The manual may be copied for free on the JUMP website. I have found that by including Daily Word Problems Grade 2 and Addition the Fun Way! to help memorize facts is providing a good foundation for my student that has always found math very difficult and confusing.

Bolivar, OH
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Teaching Textbook Pre Algebra 2.0

Teaching Textbook Pre-Algebra 2.0 Complete Set


We are loving the new Pre-Algebra 2.0. My daughter has always struggled with math. She has never enjoyed math. After playing around with all of the free sample lessons, we knew this was the math program for us. The first day we got this my daughter did 6 lessons and a test! She loves it! We have actually had to set a limit of one to two lessons per day. lol She will just sit down and do math all day now if we let her. I think that says a lot. She actually enjoys math now. I never thought that would happen. I love that it grades everything for me, and that I can go into the grade book and see what she has done, and what she scored on each lesson. My only regret is that I didn’t order it through Timberdoodle. I didn’t know they carried it. I would have loved the 24 hour shipping! If you have a child that struggles with math, I highly recommend this math program. We will never use another math program from now on.

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Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set

Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set

2nd Generation Cuisenaire Rods!

As a homeschool student, these were my FAVORITE math manipulatives. My siblings and I spent hours playing with these colorful rods… AFTER we were done with school work! Now, as a mother of four young children, I’m excited to add cuisenaire rods to our homeschool curriculum this year. I look forward to seeing my children enjoy these for years to come!

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Rosetta Stone is well worth the money!!

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version

This product is fabulous! I am using it for my 10 year-old son who has autism and struggles with basic language. He is benefiting tremendously from the combined visual and auditory presentation of language, plus the kinesthetic aspect of using the computer keeps him engaged. I also like the supplementary audio companion and worksheets that reinforce what he has learned during the computer lessons. The price is quite reasonable considering all that the program has to offer.

Newcastle, WA

The Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version is on sale at timberdoodle.com until June 10th.

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Jump at Home Grade 3 – Help your child JUMP into loving math!

Jump at Home Grade 3

I purchased JUMP at Home Grade 3 to help my daughter who was struggling with her math. JUMP was a reasonably priced option for what I wanted. It is doing what I wanted it to do, giving her something different while still strengthening her math skills. I like the different approach that is helping my daughter look at things in a different light. I have to agree with the publisher though, I don’t feel this is a stand-alone program. Each lesson is somewhat isolated, there is no review after moving on to a new concept. It also does not cover reading clocks at all in Grade 3, which is a pretty common subject for third graders to still be mastering. I’m not sure if it is covered in a different grade or not, but there should be some review of it in Grade 3. Overall, I’m happy with it as an accompaniment to the program we were using. It has a strong emphasis on mental math which is beneficial to students at this level. It was well worth the price.

Eau Claire, WI United States
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Verbal Math

Verbal Math Lessons

My son hates writing but he loves math…unless you make him write all the answers. If you make him write he will tell you he hates math! Enter The Verbal Math Lesson! What a refreshing little book! We have both actually! The are a great solution to the boy who hates to write! We snuggle on the couch and “do math”. I feel the books are more than fairly priced. They are a wonderful addition to math and really meet my son’s needs for quality time and physical touch as we sit together and learn to LOVE math!! Thanks, yet again, Timberdoodle for bring a company I trust!

from Kentucky
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Jump at Home Grade 5

Jump at Home Grade 5

Pretty good for spiral method

I am not a huge fan of the spiral method but we needed something to make sure we had some areas covered for testing. This workbook does a very thorough job of covering a lot of concepts including patterns, fractions and decimals. The directions were easy to follow. It was easy to get a bit lost in the amount of work on each page but overall we have been pleased. We are in our second week using these books and they are a great way to make sure we have covered a lot of topics. I still prefer the mastery method of teaching math but I think this is a great workbook using the spiral method.

Lebanon, OR
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