There’s been a lot of buzz in the homeschool community lately about the promotion of the so-called Common Core State Standards in the educational community. Coinciding with that, some confusion has arisen about Timberdoodle’s Core Curriculum Kits, apparently because they share the word “core” (I don’t want to say that they actually stole the word [...]
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When we started our business in 1985, it was the ability to build your own curriculum that set Timberdoodle apart. While we still offer parents the ability to tailor their curriculum to their unique family, we meet more and more families each year who are simply not comfortable with that particular feature of home teaching. [...]
We believe that history and science are best studied as a family, especially in the elementary grades. Not only will it promote family unity, but it will also take pressure off you since you don’t need to teach multiple science programs or portions of history at the same time. On top of that you’ll save [...]
Every Curriculum Seller Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life As summer draws to an end I am amazed with the inundation of emails I receive advertising curriculum kits; each of which claims that their package will solve all your problems and leave you with a magical, happy school year. Your children will skip out [...]
We are often asked about the documentation included in our Core Curriculum Kits, and with good reason. You know that your curriculum manual will set the tone for the year. With that in mind, we wanted our Scheduling Helps Folder to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study. We wanted you to [...]
In the academic world, our hands-on babies are at a disadvantage. These children learn best by doing… Keep in mind that God put those wiggles in your baby. When you think you just cannot clean up one more mess, tell yourself that to excel academically your baby needs as much active time as possible. I like to think that the more weary I am, the brighter my hands-on baby is becoming.