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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Timberdoodle Communities

Looking for a place to hang out online with like-minded homeschoolers? Wondering how anyone else handled this particular science kit? Or wishing you could encourage someone just getting started this year? Join one or more of our brand new Facebook Groups:   www.facebook.com/groups/Timberdoodle Join this group if you enjoy using a Timberdoodle approach to homeschooling whether that is with one of our curriculum kits or not.   www.facebook.com/groups/EarlyTimberdoodle If you’re homeschooling using Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits for Tiny Tots, Preschool, PreK, or Kindergarten, this is the group for you!   www.facebook.com/groups/ElementaryTimberdoodle If you’re using Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits for 1st through 4th […]

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Free Placement Test for 0-K

Young children are learning machines, simply because their brains are wired for constant exploration and experimentation. Children want to learn, and while giving kids what they want isn’t always in their best interest, we make a strong exception for learning. Much of your child’s education is absorbed by daily living. But you have an option to maximize their potential with Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits. Packed with hands-on learning, brain-stretching puzzles and games, and top-notch workbooks, we’ve heard from parent after p arent that this is just the right mix for their child. And with most Timberdoodle Preschool and Pre-K students logging […]

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Timberdoodle Kit Options

With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know which kit would be right for your family. Each of our Timberdoodle Curriculum kits is available in 3 models: Basic, Complete, or Elite. What’s the difference (besides price)? I’m glad you asked! Our Basic kit includes grade-specific materials for language arts, math, and thinking skills. It is not a complete curriculum. You’ll need to add in history and science materials. This is a great option for families on a strict budget who are willing to do the work to find those materials at the library, or for those with […]

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