We recently invited families on Facebook to share their Top 3 Wish List items from our site. When the results were in we tallied the votes and came up with this Top 10 list. What would you guess was the #1 choice this year? Scroll on down to find out! #10. Sphero SPRK+ Sphero SPRK+ is a versatile, programmable, go-anywhere, do-anything, high-tech robot that can be used as a tool to engage in multiple areas of critical thinking and programming. #9. Honeycombs Game There is a lot to love about the Honeycombs family strategy game, the best is that there […]
How was your day today? We all want to know! Who made what for meals? Did you follow a daily routine, or does your family thrive on spontaneity? Where do you do school work? We’re collecting “A Day in the Life Of…” entries to add to our blog over the next year and will be posting as many as our schedule allows. Everyone wins prizes! Share your stories, add your pictures, and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Timberdoodle Gift Certificate via a drawing. Every family that enters a qualified* survey is automatically awarded 100 Doodle Dollar reward points, […]
Hope and Grace are two of the original Timberdoodlers! Only toddlers when Timberdoodle launched, they have grown up in the company and have much to share with you. We are confident that you will find their interview helpful and encouraging. We are pleased to be featured speakers at the Homeschool Curriculum Summit, a free event hosted online May 3-10. Our featured video, where we dialogue with hosts Todd and Jessie in a session titled “Hands-On Learning: How It Can Enhance A Child’s Education” launched on Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 pm CST. If you missed it, you can still access […]
It’s a crazy-busy time here at Timberdoodle! Our 2015 Curriculum Kits are about to launch, our 2015 Curriculum Catalog is almost ready to go to the printer, and we are just weeks away from embarking on another season of homeschool conventions. As we busily get ready to travel thousands of miles back and forth across the country, we’re looking forward to seeing many of you along the way! Stop by our booth at any one of eight conventions to get a hands-on look at our hands-on curriculum. While you’re there, find out how you can earn a free eraser puzzle by trying […]
Meet the models from our Fall 2011 Photo Shoot! We were delighted to have so many children work with us on the production of our 2011 Gift Guide, some new faces and many familiar ones. (Due to the size limitations of the gift guide we weren’t able to bring back all of the fantastic models who had worked with us in the past.) So, it is with much excitement that we introduce to you: Brothers Judah, Cohen, & Jax Judah, age 5 What would be the coolest pet to own? What would you name it? “An ostrich. I would name […]
Here at Timberdoodle we were so excited to get this letter from one of our long-time customers who has been working with Living Hope International in Zambia. With her permission we are delighted to share with you how she has used Timberdoodle materials in this exciting venture!
…I feel silly asking you this, because of course you are a Timberdoodle supporter :-). but can you give me any thoughts about trying to choose between Timberdoodle and Sonlight? 🙂 Michele I’m happy to give you my perspective, though of course I know our curriculum much better than I know theirs, so you’ll want to keep that in mind! We actually like Sonlight, and have friends using it. It isn’t for all families though, particularly with its cost and the extensive reading required. If you have used Sonlight in the past, my first question would be just to ask […]
Ana, 5, & Abi, 1 Our featured cover child, Ana is adopted from Kazakhstan and her adorable sister is from Taiwan. We first got to know them through a mutual friend, and were so excited with them when Abi finally came home! Andrew, 13 & David, 12 The youngest sons of our long-time friends, we were so glad that Andrew and David could be a part of this year’s photo shoot! Annora, 3 Annora’s family is part of a new local church where some of us volunteer once a month to help out with childcare. This […]
Originally published in a 1992 Timberdoodle catalog. How does a home teaching mom also find time to participate in a home business? More importantly, why?! Let me answer the why first. We do it not only to give our children real life skills, and to bolster confidence, but also to develop character. Our experience has shown that if our children are spending 2-3 hours a day in required schoolwork and 1-3 hours a day in required household chores, then apart from meals and other family times, our children would have anywhere from 5-8 hours of free time. While I won’t […]
During a highschool graduation a valedictorian speaks out against traditional schooling! Interesting to hear a student’s perspective fresh from school.