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 is happy just doing pointy letters with it, as well as using it in many other ways. Her baby brother also loves to manipulate it. What is it that makes this little plastic object so fascinating? I’m not quite sure, but it is definitely a hit around here. It can be made into many different shapes, and is also a great toy for the car. One thing I especially like about it is the way it has allowed my daughter to grasp some of the directionality of letters. She figured out by using the Purpllinker how N and Z, M and W, etc., are the same shape, just turned different ways.
from Goreville, IL
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 will make a nice book for us to keep. I do sort of wish the stickers were reusable, but it’s ok that they aren’t we still have the soldier and knight books, and they aren’t too expensive so we will keep buying them as they come out with more. It’s a great book that incorporates something most kids love, stickers! :). How can you go wrong with that?
from Dallas, ga
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
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
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!
from Prentice, WI
The purplinker is a brilliant device with as many purposes as shapes you can make of it. Its perfect to take along to pacify a cranky toddler, and great for quizzing kindy children on letters and numbers. Its fun just to have something to do with your hands even, no matter what your age! I give it a full 5 stars.
- Can be directed
- Distract baby/toddler
- Tactile letter formation
from Federal Way, WA
My 3 year loves to ‘do school’. He gets upset when we don’t get to our school pages for the day. His favorite part of school is the bambinoLUK learning system. This curriculum set makes it easy to fit school into your schedule. It is great to see his progress in the 3 months we have been using it. I do wish there was a handwriting book to help get my son used to writing letters and his numbers. Also, the scissors can be a bit tricky at times. Overall, this is the best curriculum for my 3 year old!
from Vernon Hills, IL
Wedgits are simply a must have for any child! Our 28 month old son can not get enough time with his Wedgits. He can spend more time actively engaged with this toy than anything else we’ve found for him in a long, long time. He focuses on both building his own creations and attempting the age-appropriate designs included with the kit. He grins and smiles the whole time he’s building/playing. It’s just a wonderful toy.
Mary K from Ocoee, FL
Great Intro to Thinking Skills!
Having never attempted any thinking skills type books, MindBenders were a great way to ease into them. Each puzzle gives the student a select amount of information in which he must use inference to deduct the missing information. We bought some of the beginning levels and Level A. While preparing for school in the summer, I figured I better try a few. They were so engaging, I spent the next two days working through each book. Critical Thinking gives permission to copy the pages for your family which makes them a great buy. However, we found that placing clear plastic pages over them and using dry erase markers worked well also. My children loved the challenge of the puzzles and now we can confidently move on to more advanced thinking skills books.
from Howard, OH
Our first impression of the Timberdoodle Company is that we are absolutely blown away by the quality of the products and materials as well as the variety of items provided. The ‘Preschool Timberdoodle Homeschool Curriculum 2012‘ package provided a wide array of items covering everything from math to science, fine and gross motor skills, & critical thinking and reasoning skills. It is obvious that every item was carefully reviewed and tested before being included in the kit. We are looking forward to engaging in every activity with our toddler! So far the biggest hit has been the Wedgits. Our son can’t seem to get enough time with these awesome building “blocks”! Thanks so much Timberdoodle for your careful consideration and high quality curriculum kit! We will definitely recommend this curriculum package to other parents/caregivers looking to start homeschooling activities with their toddler.