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

Sep 15, 2014 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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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Homeschooling Different Grades Together

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

My ages and grade of my kids will be 6th, 4th and 1st. I am really wanting curriculum that is student taught for the most part PLUS that I can teach them all together. I am very scared and really don’t know what I am doing in regards to switching things up from a DVD [...]

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FAQ about Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

GENERAL QUESTIONS • What’s the difference between Basic, Complete and Elite kits? • Is Timberdoodle curriculum accredited? • How do I teach multiple grades with Timberdoodle curriculum kits? CUSTOMIZATION QUESTIONS • Can we customize the kits on the website or do we have to call in and do it? It would be a lot easier [...]

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Is Timberdoodle Curriculum Religious or Secular?

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

“Does your curriculum come from a religious or secular stand point? If religious, any particular denomination?” We pull from a wide range of resources, including numerous publishers and manufacturers, to create our curriculum kits. As a business owned by a Christian family, our faith and values are generally reflected in the curriculum choices we make, [...]

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Preschool or Pre-K?

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments

We hear this a lot: How do I decide between Preschool and Pre-K this year? It can be hard to decide which way to go when it seems like you’re right on that line between the two levels. I would generally tend to gravitate toward the higher level… because even if there are some components [...]

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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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9 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Children

Mar 19, 2013 No Comments

We had an email asking for tips for homeschooling a gifted daughter which prompted us to compile all our very best tips and tricks learned over the past decades. What would you add? 1. Disdain Busy-Work Your child wants to learn, so don’t slow her down! If she has mastered multiplication, why are you still [...]

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The Big New Feature In Timberdoodle’s 2013 Core Curriculum Kits!

Mar 14, 2013 No Comments

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. [...]

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