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What Are The Different Lego Flashlights? Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast #0033

Of the three different LEGO flashlights, which would be best for your family? Watch as Abel gives a quick description and demo of each, so that you can find the perfect fit for your family.

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Apologia’s Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal – Vodcast #0032

Abel shows off the brand new Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal that just arrived in our warehouse from Apologia.

Only $18 at

Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal

From Our Website:

“You don’t need this book.
Really! However, for some of you, the Zoology 2 Notebooking Journal may be the most useful science supplement you can buy, and that is why we are excited to offer it.

How The Young Explorer Series Uses Notebooks
The Young Explorer Series is our favorite science program for young scientists, and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and to notebook keeping…”

The Best Baby Gift? Crazy-Eyed Bird Rattle – Timberdoodle Homeschool Vodcast #0030

We fell in love with Tolo’s Crazy-Eyed Bird Rattle the first time we saw it; but it has been amazing to see how much babies actually enjoy and benefit from this rattle/teether/squeaker toy. From the 4-month-old featured in this video to the toddler we regularly care for, our Tolo Crazy-Eyed Bird gets a lot of loving!

Tolo Crazy-Eyed Bird

From Timberdoodle’s Online Store:
“Partially for baby, partially for you, the Crazy-Eyed Bird is a terrific toy appealing to a wide range of ages! Its lightweight, easy-to-grip body makes a perfect first rattle and its pliable tail is just what a teething baby craves…” Buy the Crazy-Eyed Bird online here, only $7.75 at the time of this post!
Also available as part of Timberdoodle’s Complete Core Curriculum for Babies!

What Can You Do With Oballs? – Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast #0029

If you’re looking for a ball for your little person, you’ve probably seen Oballs. With their characteristic loophole appearance you may have wondered what the point is. Not only do the loops make it easier for babies/toddlers to grip and catch, but you can also use Oballs for such wonderful things as blowing bubbles! Flexible, dishwasher safe, rugged, safe and long-lasting, we are sure you’ll be delighted with Rhino Oballs!

Available at excellent prices here:

Oball Set

All Oballs: Exceptionally Safe and Durable
Made of silicone, the Oballs are exceptionally durable; just pop them in your dishwasher when the need arises. Also, you’ll be relieved to know that Oballs contain no phthalates, PVC or latex.

Oball Rattles

The Oball Rattle
Oball Rattle, with its many finger holes, is just as easy to clutch and roll as the Original Oball. The soft texture is still just right for mouthing, but it also includes entertaining beads that rattle. This lets you help your baby develop his visual and auditory tracking skills. Babies find the bright colors, happy sounds, and squishy sides captivating. Plus it is extremely lightweight, so you never need to worry about a face shot from a rambunctious toddler! (Another oustanding component in the Timberdoodle Core Curriculum series!)

Big Oball

Big Oball
6″ in diameter, the Big Oball has bigger circles, bigger holes, bigger ball, bigger action. Everything about the Big Oball is bigger.
Yet it is just as smooth and shiny and just as indestructible as the Original Oball. Kick it, stomp it, crush it, and the Big Oball bounces right back to a perfectly formed sphere. (Another oustanding component in the Timberdoodle Core Curriculum series!)

Really Big Oball

Really Big Oball
A huge 7.5″ in diameter, this is the biggest Oball available. Use it for outdoor games with your preschooler, the easiest ball to catch for your toddler or anything else you would use a typical ball for.

Oball Jelly
Oball Jelly, A Colorful, Sparkly Ball

All the great Oball features are now available in the colorful sparkly Oball Jelly. Oball Jellies are full of finger holes that make them incredibly easy to catch, captivating to hold, and safe to throw. Shiny, smooth, flexible, durable and virtually indestructible — Oball Jelly is the ideal ball in every situation.

Teaching Textbooks Video Review, The Best Math Program Ever? Timberdoodle Vodcast #0027

Watch Caleb explain how Teaching Textbooks works, and what he gained as a student by switching to it two years ago. We often have parents come up to us a homeschool conferences and ask us why we recommend Teaching Textbooks so strongly. Here are just some of the reasons; to learn more about Teaching Textbooks, see samples, and take free placement tests click here.

Who is Caleb?
Caleb is currently our youngest employee here at Timberdoodle and we have been delighted to have him join us over the summer. His dad has worked for us for years, and some of his other siblings have put in hours here as well. You can imagine then what a pleasure it has been to work with Caleb! When we found out that Caleb had been using Teaching Textbooks successfully for two years, we knew it made sense to have him explain how it has worked for him.

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From Our Online Store:
“A number of years ago we did the unthinkable and took a poke at a sacred cow when we said that we didn’t like the conventional big-name home school math programs. Though some families were steadfast in their defense, there has since been an increasing number of families who have come to realize that math programs originally designed to be used in government schools are wholly inadequate to meet the needs of home educators…” Click here to read the rest.

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