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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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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10 FAQs About 2016 Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits

With the release of the 2016 Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits you’ve had many great questions for us. Here are our top 10 questions and answers so far. Please let us know if you have any more questions we can answer. We want you to be as excited as we are! Why did you switch to Math-U-See instead of Mathematical Reasoning? Do the components of the old kits stay on your website? Why did you switch to First Language Lessons instead of Language Smarts? Do I get reward points and the appropriate gift certificate during the pre-sale? Will the kits be available […]

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Doodle Timberdoodle’s 2016 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 2016 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 isn’t sure where to start, take a look at this PDF packed with suggestions! To Enter: 1. Doodle Use […]

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What If Someone Else Ran Your Booth?

Since announcing Why Timberdoodle Won’t Be At Conventions in 2016, we’ve been blown away by all the generous offers to staff a Timberdoodle booth for us. Knowing the work that goes into just family scheduling, unloading, and reloading, we are stunned that you could even consider doing this for us. Unfortunately though, there are multitudes of complicating factors such as taxes, training, product demo logistics, etc. that make it impossible this year. For instance, we estimate that just the demo copies of the grades and their displays would be close to 1,000 pounds. Can you imagine the shipping to bounce […]

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Why Timberdoodle Won’t Be At Conventions in 2016

After much prayer, deliberation and discussion, Timberdoodle has made the difficult decision to forgo all homeschool conferences this year. We totaled both our rig and our trailer in our wreck last year, which plunged us into much consideration and debate as we sought wisdom from God to see if we should pursue investing in a new rig, or whether we should take a year off from attending conferences to regroup. It is with both sadness and peace that we have concluded that a year off from conferences is our next step. Our convention crew will truly miss you all, your […]

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Coloring: A Surprising Brain Booster

One of 2015’s biggest and perhaps most unexpected art trends has got to be the intricate coloring books for adults. Widely peddled for their stress-relieving benefits, I see their advantages through a slightly different lens. Not only have I taught five children to read, but I have also communicated with countless parents around the globe who have confirmed that beginning readers are often the fingernails on the chalkboard of homeschooling. While it is vital to listen to a beginning reader as he painfully sounds out word after word, if you find this task not just mind numbing but threatening to […]

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Original Boogie Board vs. New Jot Boogie Board

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 looks sparkly! More Pressure Sensitive Just press down harder/slowly for fat lines, while fast, light strokes leave a fine line. Interestingly though, there isn’t much of a “smear” effect. If you rest your hand heavily on the board you will see a faint imprint, but […]

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