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Original Boogie Board vs. New Jot Boogie Board

Aug 10, 2015 No Comments by

Display Now with 50% brighter writing, the Jot 8.5 uses Reflex™ LCDs that are completely reflective and use ambient light to display a bright green image; and just like paper brightness, Jot 8.5 brightness decreases in lower light. Indoors this difference was definitely noticeable, but when the sun hits it – wow! The writing almost […]

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Blogging for Timberdoodle

Aug 07, 2015 No Comments by

We Love Our Blogger Friends! So many of you have been asking about Timberdoodle’s Blogger Program that we thought it would be helpful to put all the current facts in one place. What We Don’t Do At this time, we do not have an affiliate program or offer free products for bloggers. So what do […]

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Why Did Timberdoodle Add Curriculum Kits?

Jun 26, 2015 No Comments by

From time to time we’re asked why the focus of Timberdoodle has changed from the original DIY emphasis in 1985 to our current curriculum kits. At its inception Timberdoodle specialized in hard-to-find tools that would enable parents to develop their own curriculum plans for each child. Thirty years ago, the offerings were slim and hard […]

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Is Teaching Textbooks Math Too Easy?

Jun 11, 2015 2 Comments

Math as Foreign Language In many ways, math is like a foreign language. Different courses will teach concepts in slightly different ways and even in different sequences. For instance, one might teach greetings first, while another emphasizes colors. Of course, neither approach is wrong, they simply reflect their teachers’ interests, approaches and opinions on the […]

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Doodle Our Catalog 2.0 (and 121 Doodle Ideas)

Feb 06, 2015 No Comments

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 2015 Curriculum Catalog and would love to consider yours! Doodles of all skill levels […]

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Developing Your Child’s Auditory Memory

Dec 23, 2014 No Comments

In a fascinating article written by Cyndi Ringoen, a neurodevelopmentalist, she pointed out that until a child has developed his auditory short-term memory, the ability to recall a sequence of numbers, phonics training would be unsuccessful. What that means is that to utilize phonics beyond memorizing individual sounds, a child must have an auditory short-term […]

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The 10 Best Gifts of 2014 – Picked by You!

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

We asked you to select the top 10 Timberdoodle gifts of 2014. Here’s what you said: #10: Super-Magnetic Thinking Putty The newest additions to our Thinking Putty line are Reactive Razz and Tidal Wave Super Magnetic Thinking Putty. These two novel colors have nearly all the same properties as their slightly stiffer cousin, Quicksilver Super […]

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Workbooks are Blank Walls! and Other Reasons to Use Workbooks With Your Little Guys

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments

When we talk about workbooks for the 5 and under crowd we almost always hear the same thing from certain friendly folks. They thoughtfully respond that “He’s a little young for worksheets. Don’t push him into academics this young but instead just let him ‘be a kid’ for now.” We beg to differ. Of course, […]

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Schedule Planning Your Custom Curriculum Kit

Aug 19, 2014 No Comments

You’ve created your own custom curriculum kit (bravo!), and now you’re wondering if there is any help for scheduling? The answer is ABSOLUTELY! If you drop by http://timberdoodle.com/schedule you’ll find a free blank schedule form that can be used with absolutely any curriculum. Start with the annual planner and input the books/programs/kits you will be […]

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Has a 15-Month-Old Outgrown the Baby/Toddler Kit?

Aug 08, 2014 No Comments

My son just turned 3…should I go with the preschool or pre k program? My youngest is 15 months do you think he will be bored with the baby program? Great question – though it’s a bit tricky to answer! The answer will vary widely by family but I think most families will prefer going […]

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