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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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7 Tips For Setting Your Compass to Sanity this Summer

Jun 09, 2014 No Comments

The Wreck Report for the SS Slavonia concludes that: “The Court having carefully inquired into the circumstances attending the above-mentioned shipping casualty, finds for the reasons stated in the Annex hereto, that the stranding and loss of the ‘Slavonia’ was due to the default and error of judgment of the master in setting too fine [...]

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Does Your Curriculum Include Both Convergent and Divergent Thinking?

May 06, 2014 No Comments

Plan for Convergent and Divergent Thinking As you begin making plans for next school year, you’ll want to keep in mind the necessity of incorporating both convergent and divergent thinking into your curriculum selection. Experts recognize these as the two major types of brain challenges we all encounter. What is Convergent Thinking? Convergent thinking generally [...]

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How Do You Handle Poorly Done Schoolwork?

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

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

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

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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