Tina says, “If you have a child between the ages of 4-7 I would definately recommend I Can Doodle Rhymes. It is fun, educational, and interactive. What more could a child want? We were able to take the ending of the rhyming words to practise our phonics. For me to be able to explain the sounds of the blends together and then have the kids not only draw, but to write as well was phenomenal. Two thumbs up from all us!” Read the rest of her review at My Penned Heart.
MaryAnne says, “My daughter Anna loves art. She’s been drawing and painting since she was a baby. She is also my first child to NOT learn to read on their own by kindergarten… Anna’s literacy classes so far this year focused mainly on listening to audible books, looking through books on her own, and being read to by me, Mike, and the other kids. But when Timberdoodle offered me the chance to review I Can Doodle Rhymes, I knew I’d found a kindergarten literacy program that Anna would love!” Read the rest of her review at Mama Smiles.
Alicia says, “…you can literally use these anywhere: in church, on car rides, waiting for dinner to arrive at a restaurant, and of course, during school time!” Read the rest of her review at Learning Well Community.
Love says, “I love watching my baby girl using Wikki Stix and her hands to shape alphabet letters. Not only she learns her ABC letters but also she uses her imagination when creating things that starts with the letter “A”. It is a perfect ABC activity for preschoolers.” Read the rest of her review at Munchkin Time.
Emily says, “Alexis is a hands-on learner. However she doesn’t necessarily like when I try to teach her how to write her letters. With Wikki Stix, she looks at it as something she cam do independently. As she uses her fine motor skills to bend the slightly tacky stix, she is learning how to shape letters without the frustration of having to have mommy help her with a pen/pencil.” Read more of her review at Mommyhood Moments.
Laura says, “The Wikki Stix were a lot of fun and introduced a fantastic sensory aspect to learning the letters. I am very impressed with the durability of the Wikkies and we will incorporate them into our preschool program.” Read the rest of her review at Homeschooling Five.
Jess says, “…one of my favorite things about Timberdoodle curriculum is that it is FUN and the girls don’t necessarily see it as “doing schoolwork.” Wikki Stix Alphabet totally fits into that category! The girls love it and choose it during free play time, in addition to when we work it into school time.” Read the rest of her review at Educating Everywhere.
Renee didn’t love Wordsmithy. She shares her honest thoughts on Little Earthling Blog. She says, “This book does indeed cover seven topics to help with writing. There is no homework, so for the right student, this just might be a great choice.”
A Guest Post by Jean Soyke. We’re often asked if Spelling You See uses phonics to teach spelling. Learn how Spelling You See’s use of phonics differs from most other programs. It’s fun to be at a homeschooling convention and watch someone leaf through a Spelling You See book for the first time. The puzzled looks are often followed by questions such as: • Where are the lists? • How do you know which words to teach? • Are there tests? • Does this program use phonics to teach spelling? Are Phonics Taught in Spelling You See? The last question […]