Timberdoodle Blog — Choosing Curriculum

9 Things to Love about Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits

9 Things to Love about Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits

1. Rich in Hands-on LearningWe know your kinesthetic child needs to move to learn, and we have that covered. From math manipulatives to STEM kits, art programs, history with a wide varitey of activities... "Simply love the curriculum kits! I'm very pleased with the subjects covered, and my boys are beyond excited with all the 'games' and hands on learning. I appreciate the teacher friendly set up and how easy it is to just jump in and start teaching!" ~ Rosella 2. Easy to CustomizeSwap your student's math for the next level up, or drop back a little bit to fill...

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Where Should We Start?

Where Should We Start?

Are you new to Timberdoodle and wondering where to start? Here are some placement tests and guides that might be helpful to you.   Comprehensive Placement Tests For Young Children Early Education Placement Test All About Reading Pre-Reading Readiness Checklist For Elementary Grades We are currently in the process of developing comprehensive placement tests for the elementary grade levels. While these are still in the beta phase you are welcome to try them out. Or if you need placement guidance for a specific subject, please select the appropriate test below. Grades K-2 Placement Test (beta version) Grades 3-5 Placement Test...

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Choosing for Multiple Ages

Choosing for Multiple Ages

You Asked: How should I educate a 3- & 5-year-old together? Use a Pre-K curriculum and just challenge my older (who’s ready for K curriculum in reading and math) separately? Our Answer: What a great question! Have you done our early education placement test with your children yet? Each child is so very different, making it prudent to assess each one's actual skills and find his or her ideal starting point. But let's say you've done that and have a preschool and kindergarten student by level. The question then becomes whether to teach to the younger, teach to the older,...

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Look Inside a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit

Look Inside a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit

I wish we could sit down at our kitchen counter with each of you as friends and talk through a Timberdoodle Kit. Wouldn't it be so fun to think about your child and how a Timberdoodle kit would work spectacularly for him or ought to be customized to make it perfect? But since that isn't really possible, let's do the next best thing and walk through a kit virtually. We've chosen first grade, since many of you have a first-grader and since it is a pretty fair representation of all Timberdoodle Kits. We’ll describe each item in the Elite editions of...

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Timberdoodle vs. Sonlight - What's the Difference?

Timberdoodle vs. Sonlight - What's the Difference?

The following is an older blog post, revised to reflect current Sonlight and Timberdoodle curriculum kits. …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 share 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, so how do you know which is best for you? If you have...

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