A Day in Your Life

How was your day today? We all want to know! Who made what for meals? Did you follow a daily routine, or does your family thrive on spontaneity? Where do you do school work? We’re collecting “A Day in the Life Of…” entries to add to our blog over the next year and will be posting as many as our schedule allows. Everyone wins prizes! Share your stories, add your pictures, and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Timberdoodle Gift Certificate via a drawing. Every family that enters a qualified* survey is automatically awarded 100 Doodle Dollar reward points, […]

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You’re Invited: Blog for Timberdoodle in 2017!

Have you ever wondered what it would take to blog for Timberdoodle? Or why exactly people do it? Then this is the blog post for you! Benefits to reviewing for Timberdoodle: Be part of a team of bloggers to learn and grow. Members of our blog team will be invited to join a closed Facebook group for the purpose of networking with other bloggers. We can share tips and ideas as well as cross-promote one another’s blogs. Free product As items are available for review we will let you know via the Facebook group, then choose a blogger from among those […]

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Homeschool Curriculum Summit

Hope and Grace are two of the original Timberdoodlers! Only toddlers when Timberdoodle launched, they have grown up in the company and have much to share with you. We are confident that you will find their interview helpful and encouraging. We are pleased to be featured speakers at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, a free event hosted online May 3-10. Our featured video, where we dialogue with hosts Todd and Jessie in a session titled “Hands-On Learning: How It Can Enhance A Child’s Education” launched on Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 pm CST. If you missed it, you can still access […]

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Doodle Timberdoodle’s 2017 Catalog!

Would you like your family’s artistry featured in a Timberdoodle catalog? Or perhaps you’re more interested in winning one of the 3 amazing prizes or taking up to $5 off your next Timberdoodle order? We’re collecting doodles for consideration in our 2017 Curriculum Catalog and Curriculum Handbooks, and we would love to consider your doodles! Entries of all skill levels are welcome; we find the toddler’s “bug” as appealing as the teenager’s B-17 or Dad’s beehive. If you or your child aren’t sure where to start, take a look at this PDF packed with suggestions! To Enter: 1. Doodle Use […]

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The Damaged Sale Catastrophe – We’re Sorry!

Dear Friends, We are SO sorry for the nightmare on our website this morning! Seriously. Here’s what happened: When our sale launched this morning, we were overwhelmed with the response and received an unprecedented spike in our traffic. We anticipated some slowing but expected our host to keep it running like last year. Instead, they set a limit for our site, kicking a third of you off immediately and sending the other two-thirds of you into crawling speed. They did not contact us at that point, and it took us a while to figure out what happened. (Our own connections […]

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What Do Your Family Devotions Really Look Like?

As a foster family with little ones 1-4 years old, devotion time has radically changed from previous years, when we were a family of grown ups! Our morning devotion routine starts with gathering the family and getting the little ones seated quietly on the couch. Honestly, this is probably the most difficult part! Some mornings are finally almost effortless, but some mornings way more time is spent on obedience than on devotions. Not to worry, this is both normal and extraordinarily valuable for the children. In fact, the toddlers probably benefit more from that training than from the actual contents […]

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May We Quote Your Child?

Wouldn’t you love to know what actual students thought of Timberdoodle’s products? We would too! Have your child fill out the following survey and he or she will be entered to win a $150 Timberdoodle Gift Certificate. What will he buy? The long-desired robot kit? An art kit worth framing? We’ll also add a special prize for him or her in your next order – think Extreme Dot-to-Dot book, Max Axiom Graphic Novel, or Pizza Pirates Create Your Own Adventure book! Order must be placed within six weeks to redeem this prize. Perhaps best of all, these reviews still qualify […]

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How Our Family is Celebrating Christmas This Year

Our Christmas traditions have morphed through the years as our kids grew up. Now, after several years of having only adults at our celebrations, we welcomed three amazing foster children ages 1-4. Our excitement is palpable! To make this the best year possible for them, we’re bringing back some of our earliest traditions, while setting aside some cherished ones that would not be a good fit for them. Advent Books & Nativity Sets Introducing our little ones to the Christmas story is our highest priority this year. So we found 25 different picture books that retell the nativity story and […]

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Why don’t we add a Bible portion to our curriculum?

Why don’t we add a Bible portion to our curriculum? From the time our children could sit in our laps, family devotion was a mainstay in our home, so teaching Bible to our children was paramount. But for too many families the sum total of Bible instruction for their children is Bible workbooks that are little more than read-and-regurgitate exercises, and that alarms me. Yes, I did want children to know the facts of the Bible – who killed a giant with a small stone; who was thrown into a lion’s den; and who changed water into wine, and The […]

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Are Phonics Taught in Spelling You See?

A Guest Post by Jean Soyke. We’re often asked if Spelling You See uses phonics to teach spelling. Learn how Spelling You See’s use of phonics differs from most other programs. It’s fun to be at a homeschooling convention and watch someone leaf through a Spelling You See book for the first time. The puzzled looks are often followed by questions such as: • Where are the lists? • How do you know which words to teach? • Are there tests? • Does this program use phonics to teach spelling? Are Phonics Taught in Spelling You See? The last question […]

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