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Review: Big Book of Things to Spot

We love search and find! Big Book of Things to Spot is an amazing book that comes in Timberdoodle’s Preschool Kit. This book has so many different things to find and is colorful. What I like is that it works counting skills, object recognition and we can talk about what’s going on in the pictures. We are able to take the book with us so we can play with it when we go out.


Because smaller kids often find the same picture more than once I’ve thought of a new way to use the book. I tore a sheet protector open and place it over the 2 page spread then we can circle the images with an Expo. I have found it to be very useful and makes it even more fun for my daughter. She especially likes the different environments to find things in the books. 

Review: Italic Handwriting Book B

Last year I got Italic Handwriting Book A and loved it. I decided to get it again this year so I emailed Timberdoodle to switch the handwriting curriculum out for Italic Handwriting Book B in our custom kit. What I like about Book B is that it still goes over the letters but also has a sentence to go with the word chosen for each letter. The way they teach handwriting is this book is so nice. I wish I was taught this way so I’d have pretty handwriting, too.


With Book A I was just erasing each time we finished so we could reuse the book as many times as needed. However, I got an awesome tip to use sheet protectors. Now, I place the book in the sheet protectors (I use the side open ones) and we use Expo markers and erase when done. My daughter loves these books. She gets so excited when she writes a letter in her own and it is written so nicely. She’s able to trace the words and then practice them on her own which I think is a great and another reason why I enjoy this curriculum so much…

Review: My First Spot the Difference

Timberdoodle has chosen an amazing book here. My First Spot the Difference is so colorful and bright. In the back of the book are the answers which is nice because on every page there is one difference that is really hard to find. I’m very surprised how well my 3 year old does with this. She is able to find the majority of the differences except the hardest one. I also like that they have the child write how many differences so they can practice writing.


My daughter loves this book. The excitement and proud look on her face when she finds the differences is so wonderful to see. She also thinks the pictures are funny and we always get to have little conversations about what’s happening in the pictures. 

Review: Developing the Early Learner

I love this set of critical thinking books. Developing the Early Learner is a set of 4 books that have a bunch of different things all relating to thinking and learning. With Timberdoodle you get the special teacher manual with it which I love. So far my favorite lesson in this series is following multiple directions. Ex: I tell my daughter color with flower yellow and only the candle wick green. So she has to follow both directions given without me repeating them.


Every time we do these book she gets so excited and thinks they are so much fun. Her favorite activity in it is when we get to go around and hit things to see if they make the same sound. I do wish some of the pages were colorful but then it does allow my daughter to color things which she love. I highly recommend this set of critical thinking books. There are so many things that they help with it definitely a must have. 

(In her left hand is a cheese stick.)

Review: Geoboards

A fun way to help kids get great hand-eye coordination isn’t with Geoboards. I love that with these there are 4 boards included so you can use it with multiple students. The rubber bands are different colors and 2 different sizes. The pictures are fun, colorful and you get a bunch of them.


My daughter really likes these. For some reason she thinks it’s so funny when the bands pop her. At first I just let her place the bands anywhere to get the idea of how to put them on. Then we started places them just on the white lines in the picture. She always wants to do more than one so I let her do as many pictures as she wants. I do wish there was a blanket picture so she could design her own things. 

Sleeping Sheep

Shhh... baby lambs need their sleep.

Price:
     35$ (no pillow) + shipping
     40$ (with pillow) + shipping

Pattern is by AradiyaToys

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

100% cotton yarn, polyfil stuffing and DMC thread are used for this doll.