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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Studypod review

StudyPod Black

Studypod? YES, please!

Do you remember in high school, back in the dark ages when you took keyboarding as a class, with a real typewriter, and they had those specially made books that stood up so you could read them without holding them? Well this takes the concept a step further, by being usable with ANY book.  Honestly, I think I’ve found this more useful than my kiddos with me developing old lady hands and really appreciating the chance to read without the hand strain and nurse while reading without having to use a hand to hold a book.  However, this also is very handy for copywork in particular and specifically the Bible copywork books that Timberdoodle sells- because how frustrating is it to be copying from the Bible, your Bible flat on the table, being held open by whatever object is nearby to anchor it open only to have the item fall off and have to find your place several more times…  Why deal with all that when the StudyPod is such a reasonable price!

Rebecca
 

Watch a video demo of the StudyPod, available at Timberdoodle.com

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Manners Made Easy for Teens

Manners Made Easy for Teens

Helpful for teens

Manners Made Easy for Teens is a great tool for helping young people be comfortable in various situations and for helping to teach them to be a blessing to others.  There are a wide variety of etiquette topics and they are thoroughly covered.  I appreciate the role-playing projects and plan to have my 16 yo son and 17 yo daughter do these together…it may get a bit silly, but I’m confident it will stick in their minds!  Really, their manners are quite good, but I feel that this book will provide a “fine tuning”.  One thing you might want to note…there is a chapter entitled “The Dating Game”, but you can easily omit it, if your family chooses not to date.

Lisa W.
from Arkansas
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