Doodle Our Catalog

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments by

Would you like your family’s artistry featured in a Timberdoodle catalog? Or perhaps you’re more interested in winning the $100 gift certificate or taking up to $5 off your next Timberdoodle order? We’re collecting doodles here for consideration in our 2014 Curriculum Catalog and would love to consider yours! Doodles of all skill levels are [...]

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How Do You Handle Poorly Done Schoolwork?

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments by

Question: This is a question that would ideally be answered by one of the parents of the “Timberdoodle children” or one of the children themselves. I have read about how you organized homeschooling by giving each child their weekly assignment, then requiring any undone work to be completed during the Friday evening family time. My [...]

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6 Tools for Teaching Communication to Children with Autism

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments by

We have 5 primary goals for a child with autism, and the very first one is to learn to communicate. Whether you use sign language, flashcards or an ESL program, find a way that works for your child and keep plugging away at it, day in and day out. Once the child sees the value [...]

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Using Evan Moor Teacher Books for Independent Learning

Aug 26, 2013 1 Comment

“…I noticed that in the Evan-Moor Daily 6-Trait and Daily Geography workbooks that they are teacher editions. Not a huge problem, but the answers are given right before each section instead of in the back so the child can clearly see the answers while they are doing the worksheets…”

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What’s the Difference? Bubber vs. Living Sands vs. Thinking Putty, etc.

Jun 24, 2013 1 Comment

Prompted by an email asking for the difference between Living Sands and Bubber, here is our best description of those two, along with how they differ from Thinking Putty and Playdough. Bubber is a dry, fluffy, soft, marshmallow-feeling substance made out of microscopic ceramic beads coated in a polymer. It takes imprints better than any [...]

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Abram on His Trip to Germany and Traveling in General

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

Abram is Brayden’s younger brother, and he and his family recently had the opportunity to visit their relatives in Germany. We asked Abram to share a bit about their experiences. I know you recently traveled to Germany, what did you think of your trip? It was awesome! What was the most surprising thing you ate [...]

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Brayden’s Book Recommendations and More

May 31, 2013 No Comments

We’ve known Brayden and his brother Abram indirectly for years courtesy of their Grandma. (In fact, many of you probably know Alison as she is a terrific customer-service rep who worked in our small office for many years, only retiring last month.) Brayden is a jewel in the studio; we were all surprised with how [...]

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Caleb’s Science Interview

May 08, 2013 No Comments

Now you finally get to meet the big brother to the terrific Ethan, Alea, and Mia! We’ve been impressed with Caleb (& his siblings!) every time this family comes over. He is always eager to jump in and help with his little sisters behind the scenes, in addition to his always-professional work modeling. Here is [...]

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Stephen Talks About Construction

May 01, 2013 No Comments

We first met Stephen and his family (including his sister Rachel, who also modeled for us) when our church joined with theirs in feeding local hungry families. One of the things we absolutely love about these siblings is their sense of humor. We seem to spend as much time teasing each other as we do [...]

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Ethan Chats About Being An Artist

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

Ethan is big brother to Alea and Mia, and younger brother to Caleb. One of the items he modeled for us this time was the Djeco Abstract Art Kit. We knew we’d chosen the right person to demo it when he asked if he could keep working on it after we finished the shoot! In [...]

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