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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So Smart Playtime Baby’s Classical Music

So Smart Playtime Baby's Classical Music

So Smart Playtime Baby’s Classical Music is a fun classical CD. My kids love it, especially Fur Elise. They didn’t realize that is was supposed to be the “Playtime” CD since it was instrumental. My oldest daughter (almost 7) like to get everybody laying down for their nap and listen to the CD. She doesn’t nap anymore, but she wanted to with the CD! The music on this one is very enjoyable!

Misty from AZ

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Sing The Word: Great in Counsel and Mighty In Deed

Sing the Word: Great in Counsel & Mighty in Deed CD

With a background in music education I strongly believe in the power of music to aid memorization. I was skeptical about the ‘Sing the Word’ CD series prior to purchasing one out of concern for the quality of the music and recordings. I am happy to say that our family has been very pleased with this series! While not every song is pleasant to listen to repeatedly, the majority are well composed and many feature interesting musical details. (rich harmonies, unusual instrumentation etc.) Best of all the songs DO help children memorize their scripture. It has helped our eldest immensely with the added benefit that our middle child, not yet school aged, has learned most of the songs too. He often prompts his older sister when she becomes stuck on a verse. Our family intends to purchase all 6 ‘Sing the Word’ CD’s and to use them throughout our homeschooling years.

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Piano Wizard

Piano Wizard Premier

We bought this product (Piano Wizard) for our two girls ages 9 and 11. They love it! They play when it is practice time and ask to play it when they have free time. We are not a musical family but have been trying to introduce it. What a great economical way to help kids get exposed to the piano.

Laura
La Quinta, CA
Mother of three, homeschooler from the beginning
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Music Ace Deluxe

Music Ace Deluxe

Music Ace Deluxe

I highly recommend Music Ace Deluxe. I purchased it for my 7-yr-old son. He enjoyed it and always did more ‘lessons’ than I asked him to do. I am a piano teacher. The students who must sit and wait for siblings, do Music Ace. They look forward to the ‘wait’ now. The software keeps records of the progress of multiple students. It makes music theory fun. I like that it teaches pitch, rhythm, tempo and more while demonstrating with classic music.

Cynthia

Software can really enhance your homeschool curriculum. Timberdoodle offers many homeschool software programs.

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Piano for Life DVD

Piano for Life DVD

Piano for Life DVD

Piano for Life is the best music coarse we have ever found.  Within 1 year, our son was composing music and has begun to teach other students using this DVD as a base.  However, it seems to be best suited for teenage kids.  Adults don’t usually have the time to spend practicing and preteens don’t have the discipline to follow through on their own.  There maybe something to personal gifting regarding music, so don’t necessarily expect your student to progress abnormally fast. You can expect any student to come away from Piano for Life with an excellent understanding of theory and the ability to play an instrument for pleasure.

5 stars

Patty
Colorado Springs, CO
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Mr Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation

Mr Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation

Mr Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation

My daughters (8 & 10) and I have really enjoyed this series of books.  The story and characters are engaging plus a solid overview of church history by following the hymns.  Do note, there is a bias toward traditional hymn music and away from modern American worship music.  I found that I agreed with most of the statements.  Even better, they provided discussion starters with my daughters to encourage them to think about the music we listen to and what truly is praise.

The lyrics and sheet music are included for a sampling of each hymn writer, but I really do wish they’d make a cd set to go along!  However, it’s very easy to find midis or mp3s of quite a few of the hymns if you don’t read music.

Definitely recommended.

5 stars

Roberta
Wellington, CO
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