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How Do You Handle Poorly Done Schoolwork?

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments by

Question: This is a question that would ideally be answered by one of the parents of the “Timberdoodle children” or one of the children themselves. I have read about how you organized homeschooling by giving each child their weekly assignment, then requiring any undone work to be completed during the Friday evening family time. My [...]

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9 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Children

Mar 19, 2013 No Comments by

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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How do I Catch My Child Up in Science and History While Using the Timberdoodle Cores?

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments by

The following are excerpts from an email conversation here this week. Andrea asked such a great question that we are sharing it here, with her permission of course! From Andrea in CA: Love, love, love your curriculum. Keep up the good work. My 3 boys and I are into our 4th year and loving it, [...]

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Can I Buy A Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit Through My Charter School? Yes!

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Many of our customers fall in love with our curriculum kits but rely on school funding (yes we take P.O.s) to be able to afford the curriculum their children need. However, this is a big problem since school districts are not able to purchase the Christian components of our complete kits. We’ve always allowed for [...]

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Homeschooling Your Baby – Catering to the Learning Style of Your Baby

Mar 22, 2012 2 Comments

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.

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Homeschooling Your Baby – Learning Styles

Mar 20, 2012 4 Comments

The first step to teaching your baby at home is to let your baby teach you. What makes your baby laugh? All sorts of tickles will amuse your wiggler but leave your auditory baby sober. However, he will squeal with delight whenever Grandpa makes a funny sound…

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Top 3 Tips to Make the Most of Timberdoodle’s Dented & Damaged Items Sale

Feb 06, 2012 1 Comment

1. Plan Ahead Stock is very limited for the Dented & Damaged Items Sale, and things sell out fast! You may want to make a list of books that you want to buy so you don’t have to make snap decisions tomorrow. If you have any questions about products, we would welcome you to ask [...]

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10 Reasons to Tell Your Kids to Stop Doing Schoolwork and Go Build Something!

Jan 06, 2012 3 Comments

Would you like to supplement your curriculum with a program that simultaneously improves your child’s visual perception, fine-motor skills, patience, problem solving, spatial perception, creativity, ability to follow directions, pre-reading skills, grasp of physics concepts and engineering ability? Better yet, what if your child could actually enjoy this curriculum and choose to do it whenever [...]

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Eliminating After (Home)School Boredom

Oct 05, 2011 4 Comments

I need some help. I had purchased a few extras to add to our basics for our school year, thinking it would not be too overwhelming for my kids (or me). However, I’m starting to second guess myself. My kids average an hour or two a morning, which I think is plenty for a 5 [...]

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One Family’s Curriculum Planning Approach

Aug 22, 2011 2 Comments

I’m passing on this information to you because I know how much I love to see what other moms are doing to manage their space and time, etc.

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