Nonreligious 2020 Kindergarten Curriculum Kit
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This program is designed for the child who is ready to learn to read this year. Of course, most kindergartners are eager hands-on learners too, so we've included the very best hands-on tools available to be sure you both enjoy this year! With creative art, systematic thinking skills, robust STEM construction, and astonishing science experiments, this year will be a year packed with happy memories for both of you!
We asked parents who used our Kindergarten Kit how long their student spent on "school." They estimated that they spent an average of 1-3 hours a day on their kit, on 4-5 days a week. You’ll be able to plan yours to work best for you with your access to the online Timberdoodle Scheduler, included with your kit. Make sure you allow yourself and your child some time to find your own rhythm!
Not sure where to start?
If you're unsure if your 3-year-old is best suited for Preschool or PreK, or whether your 4-year-old is ready for PreK or Kindergarten, you can have your child take our Early Education Placement Test.
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2020 Nonreligious Kindergarten Handbook + Scheduler
We wanted our curriculum handbook to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study as early as possible. Our guides are designed to get you up and running today without being overwhelming, boring, or confusing.Learn More
All About Reading Level 1 Full-Color Edition Deluxe Set
All About Reading Level 1 will gently take your child from not knowing how to read, to skillfully reading the included fun chapter books. Using dozens of activities and games, plus 52 fully decodable phonics-based stories, All About Reading Level 1 takes the guesswork out of beginning to read.Learn More
Channie's Easy Peasy Alphabet
Many children quickly learn the mechanics of fashioning letters, but fail at consistent size and spacing of those. Channie's Easy Peasy Alphabet solves that for your beginning writers because it provides visual cues that emphasize uniform size and proper letter spacing.Learn More
Spelling You See - Level A
Spelling You See will help your child become a confident, successful speller, naturally and at his own speed. Each Spelling You See lesson is colorful, short, to the point, and fun!Learn More
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know, Read-alouds to get ready for learning, is a beautifully illustrated anthology offering what fellow parents, educators, and developmental psychologists consider the core of knowledge for preschool.Learn More
My Epic Life Word Book
Curated from word lists for kids aged 4-8, My Epic Life Word Book presents a highly entertaining method for introducing kindergartners to over 1000 relevant words. The quirky story-like illustrations on every page reinforce the words' meanings, and simple definitions are tailored to a child's unique point of view.Learn More
Math-U-See Readiness Assessments
If you are looking for a manipulative-based curriculum that ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one, you have found it in Math-u-See.Learn More
Can You Find Me Kindergarten
Can You Find Me Kindergarten helps develop your child's skills in using similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic to solve colorful rhyming riddles. Thinking skills for Kindergarten.Learn More
Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1
Visual perception is among the last skills a child develops, yet it is a skill that he will use for a lifetime. Visual Perceptual Skill Building Book 1 is aimed at a younger child, so these exercises are presented in a clear, uncluttered format, perfect for the easily-distracted kindergartner.Learn More
The animals on the farm have made a mess of things, so the Smart Farmer’s goal is to put away each animal into his own pasture. With 60 different challenges, Smart Farmer teaches spatial insight, planning, concentration, problem-solving, and flexible thinking.Learn More
Gobblet Gobblers incorporates the ease of tic-tac-toe with a twist that virtually eliminates stalemates. In it, you can move any of your pieces that are already in play, add a new piece, or gobble up an opponent's piece. Perfect for multi-age gatherings, it will train your children for even more complex games.Learn More
Story Time Chess
Story Time Chess is a board game that teaches chess to young children as young as 3 using silly stories, custom chess pieces, a unique chessboard, and more. The stories and supporting materials communicate the rules of chess in a way that makes learning chess fun and straightforward with no chess experience required.Learn More
Little Red Riding Hood
The object of Little Red Riding Hood is to connect the girl and the house using flower-strewn tiles to create paths.Learn More
Kumon Kindergarten Logic
Kindergarten Logic from Kumon develops your child's logical thinking skills through activities such as making comparisons, distinguishing real from pretend, and analyzing patterns.Learn More
This Is How We Do It
From the homes they live in and the schools they attend to the games they play, This Is How We Do It will give your child a peek into the traditions that may differ and the patterns that remain the same.Learn More
Skill Sharpeners Geography - Grade K
Skill Sharpeners Geography lets your child explore his world while learning key map skills and geography concepts with little fuss on your part. It takes your child beyond just the basics of geography and includes a smattering of histories and cultures within our world.Learn More
Around the World Mazes
With Around the World Mazes, your child will journey across the world with increasingly difficult mazes. These colorful mazes allow him the opportunity to practice basic pencil control in an enjoyable, exciting way.Learn More
Show Me Science: Slime, Crystals & More
Show Me Science: Slime, Crystals & More's collection of 35 child-friendly experiments will have your child clamoring for just one more. It will be messy; it will be time-consuming. But it will make your little one’s eyes sparkle, and it will give him a thirst for science that should last a lifetime.
Customers who used our 2018 or 2019 Kindergarten kit will find that Show Me Science is a remix of those years' science kit. If you prefer not to perform these experiments again, you can remove Show Me Science by using our custom kit builder.
Building Blocks of Science - Book K
Building Blocks of Science Book K is a fun way for your kindergartener to be introduced to 5 areas of science - chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and geology - with drawing, activity and coloring pages. Scientific concepts and terminology are presented clearly and in a manner that’s easy for kids to understand.Learn More
Look Inside Your Body
Usborne Look Inside Your Body includes over 100 flaps to lift, teaching your children about their bodies inside and out. Perfect for little fingers and curious minds.Learn More
ThinkPlay Gears Extreme
ThinkPlay STEM Gears is designed to explore the basic physics of movement and rotation, effects of friction, creating power, and how simple machines need and use gears. Now includes ThinkPlay Chains, with 75 chain links and loose-leaf instructions for 14 chain-powered models.
This item is temporarily delayed from the manufacturer. We hope to have more in stock to begin shipping early January 2021.
What's Going on Here? Flashcards
What’s Going on Here? Flash Cards are an excellent tool for parents who want to teach their children how to make inferences using both obvious and subtle observations, in conjunction with logic.Learn More
I Can Doodle Rhymes
Each I Can Doodle Rhymes spread offers two pages of corresponding activities. In this way reading, handwriting, and spelling skills are reinforced throughout.Learn More
Djeco Bugs is an excellent introduction to this unique craft and includes cute insects. A perfect way for kindergartners to practice patterns, following directions, and attention to detail.Learn More
Aquarellum Animal Postcards
With Aquarellum's exclusive water-resistant technique, paint flows off the wax barriers and adheres only to the design motif areas, making the vivid colors pop.Learn More
Push Pull Empty Full
Introducing children to opposites can be fun! Push, Pull, Empty, Full is a lovely activity book featuring a band of amusing characters and a range of creative things to do. This innovative book with its amusing line art will help your child to recognize word meanings while coloring, doodling, and drawing.Learn More
Write Size Pencils
Made to scale for your younger child, Write Size pencils lessen the strain on his hand and provide better control of the pencil.Learn More
Grip Trio Sharpener
True to its name, the Grip Trio Sharpener has three sharpening stations: one for standard-sized pencils, one for jumbo-sized pencils, and one designed to prolong the life of colored pencils. Most pencil shapes will fit in the Grip Trio Sharpener, including round, triangular, and octagonal pencils. And perhaps best of all, the small shavings storage compartments mean you won’t have to sweep pencil debris from your table or stand by the garbage can to sharpen a pencil!Learn More
Mad Mattr Craftsman
Mad Mattr Builder Pack Mad Mattr, an amazingly moldable, stretchable, dough-like compound, can be shaped into countless brilliantly colored creations. Now you can take your Mad Mattr to the next level by creating Lego™-like building blocks that actually lock together.Learn More
Pencil Pouch - Assorted
Our adorable Pencil Cases are the perfect place to store your child's pencils and sharpener. Throw away those crushed and torn pencil boxes and enjoy the tidiness of the pencil case, sure to spark organizational joy!
Please note: Color and style of the pencil case will vary
Faber-Castell Grip Colored EcoPencils - 24 pc
Faber-Castell's Grip Colored EcoPencils feature an ergonomic triangular barrel and patented grip zone for fatigue-free, comfortable drawing. Not only that, but the triangular design helps prevent rollaway pencils. The high pigmentation makes the colors of the Grip Colored EcoPencils both vibrant and rich.Learn More
Teaching kindergarten has been fun, engaging, and breezy with this kit! This kit and the lesson plans and the online schedule take all the guesswork out of our first-time homeschooling experience (brought on by the need for a change from virtual public school). I only wish I could go back in time and tell my former self I didn’t need a pandemic to give me confidence to homeschool - I just needed this kit and the awesome customer support from Timberdoodle!
I purchased this kit for my four year old. We are enjoying the items included in the kit, because they allow my child to do hands on learning. I specifically picked Timberdoodle's curriculum because of the interactive hands-on approach. The placement test they provide was also very helpful in selecting the right kit for my child's level.
This handbook is so helpful! Not too in depth but just the right amount of info to give you a vote of confidence for the year! Nice to know what to expect for the different items in the kit. Also love the online scheduler! So glad I found you guys!!
As a new homeschool family we were scared we’d mess up and really weren’t sure how or where to start. Once we got our curriculum all fears went away. It’s everything you need and it’s all laid out where anyone can get started and stay on track. The manuals take out all the guess work. In just the first two weeks we could see a significant improvement in our daughters reading and math skills. Would recommend!
I didn't think that I would get very much use out of this handbook, but I use it all the time! There are a ton of extra ideas in this book and great resources!