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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 by

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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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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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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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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