Alicia says, “Do you feel like you need something to keep kids’ hands busy during read aloud time? Are you looking for something fun to pep up your history class? Do you have a creative kid and aren’t so creative yourself? I’ve got something super fun to share with you. Famous Figures is a series of cut-outable figures that hook together with those cool little spreadable pins. Your kids will love them. And you’ll feel like the cool history mom again.” Read more at Learning Well.
Tawnee says, “Do you kids enjoy acting out history? Putting together skits about a book they are reading? Make up a story about characters from history? MINE LOVE IT! So I was thrilled for the opportunity to give the Famous Figures of the American Revolution a try. The Famous Figures of the American Revolution is AWESOME! Seriously, I would have never known had great these would be received. I would have guessed that my daughter would have liked them but I was SHOCKED how much my 7-year-old son loves them!” Read the rest of her review at Adventures in Homeschooling.
Lacey says, “While the kids were occupied cutting and coloring and using those extremely tiny brads to attach legs to bodies and arms to bodies and coon skin caps to heads [of Famous Figures of the American Revolution] I read a story to them. It was the perfect kitchen table project for listening to a bulk of our Read Alouds that day.” Read the rest of her review at So Every Day.
Jennifer says, “Since my younger kids are studying American History in school this year, we decided to start with Famous Figures of the American Revolution. I was planning on saving the other titles in this series until we moved on to those time periods in school, but my kids have no intention of waiting that long.” Read the rest of her review at the Flanders Family Website.
Lisa says, “We have learned new things and become familiar with figures from ancient history, but I am always looking for something more to help them remember what we learned. I have discovered that Famous Figures of Ancient Times from Timberdoodle is an excellent addition to our homeschool to do just that and I was tickled to have a chance to share my review with you.” Check it out at Farm Fresh Adventures.
Heather says, “…my boys flipped over these Famous Figures and couldn’t wait to get their hands on them. It was a good/bad thing. Good because I suddenly had King David making decrees from the back of my couch, bad because each child wanted their own elephant and was pretty sure that if they didn’t get one they’d wither into dust. Hurumph. Learn from my mistake and get an extra book.” Read the rest of her review at To Sow a Seed.
Mindy says, “My 5 year old loves the stories of how the American colonies became the United States of America. He loves to pretend that he is George Washington, his favorite American… ever. Making moveable paper versions of some of the notable people from the American Revolution was definitely a highlight of this kid’s week.” Read the rest of her review at The Neighborhood Moms.
Kristen says, “…I’ve noticed that my third child hasn’t gotten as much exposure to history stories this year. Miss L and Mr. M, the oldest two, typically team up for independent reading and history projects, but I struggled through the year to read the great history books from the library out loud to our kindergartener. I wanted her to start developing a general understanding of history: the people and events that all intertwined to shape the world we live in today. But making the time to do it? Well, it wasn’t getting done. But when a book of cutout paper […]
Shecki says, “Timberdoodle generously sent me three whole books of “bendy guys” (and gals!) to use in our homeschool. We received Famous Figures of Ancient Times, Famous Figures of the Renaissance, and Famous Figures of the American Revolution for review purposes. Each book comes with a full color, double sided bookmark. We also received a hole punch and 3 packs of mini brads to make assembly a snap. I was very excited when they arrived and I realized that each character comes both in outline and full color! We could use these books as a review of what we’ve learned about […]
Samantha says, “Each Famous Figures of the American Revolution illustration is based on authentic paintings and sculptures.” Read the rest of her review at As They Grow Up.