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Review: I Can Doodle Rhymes

I Can Doodle Rhymes is such a cute book to help with rhyming. I got it with our Timberdoodle curriculum. What I love about this book is that it works on writing as well as rhyming. A hard thing when learning to read is being able to rhyme so anything to make it a fun experience while learning is a huge plus. Each spread in the book works on either 2 to 3 words that rhyme.


Our daughter loves drawing so that’s what really makes this book engaging for her. She’s able to have a visual for the words that rhyme. I like to have her try to think of another word that rhymes and draw it as well so I know she is getting the idea of rhyming and not just writing and coloring her way through this book. Another plus for this book is that she can practice drawing, which she really likes.

Review: Building Blocks of Science Book K

I love doing science and want our daughter to have a love of science as well. Building Blocks of Science Book K is the book that came with our Timberdoodle curriculum this year. There is a lot of coloring involved but I feel that makes it more appealing to kids. The workbook is divided into different sections so your not skipping from topic to topic. What I like to do is make it interactive. When it teaches about making a wave or things that go up must come down we did those activities to make it more involved.


The beginning talks about atoms and different elements. While most would think it’s a bit advanced for a kindergartener we made it simple. My husband and I pretended to be elements and had our daughter join in. We linked arms and legs to have a visual representation that elements can join. To me it doesn’t matter if she remembers the names of the elements or the compounds they make; she’ll learn that in chemistry when she’s older. What she was able to learn was that there are e…

Review: Djeco Modeling Dough Funny Faces

Who hasn’t played with dough before? Well this Djeco Kit helps your child form and create with dough. Djeco Modeling Dough Funny Faces has different cards for you to place the shaped dough and then you can use the stick provided to make different designs. We’ve had this kit for months and the dough is still soft which is nice. I make sure to close the containers properly to keep the dough as fresh as possible. One downside is the smell of the dough. To me it smells very weird but at least the dough isn’t sticky.


Our daughter loves when we do this kit. Her favorite part is using the stick to make designs in the dough. It’s also a great art activity to keep her busy if I need to get something done. The manual is all pictures so she can easily tell what she needs to do for each card. Even if the manual doesn’t show a design for the dough she makes one and that’s what so great about Djeco kits. Your child can be as creative as they want.  

Review: Boom! Fun with Science

Science is alway fun but what makes it exciting for kids is doing hands-on experiments. Boom! Fun with Science came with our Timberdoodle kindergarten curriculum kit. It has everything you need except for some basic household items. We had everything extra we needed right in our pantry except for soda. It comes with an instruction manual and the items that may cause irritation are labeled so you know to be careful with them.


Our daughter’s favorite experiments are the ones that explode and there is a whole section of exploding experiments. The manual has different experiments grouped together with other experiments that go together so you could do a whole unit on crystals if you like. Some experiments didn’t turn out like the book says. For example, we have still yet to make slime that wasn’t super sticky or soapy. It’s ok though as the lesson can turn into things don’t always work out and we can retry the experiments to see if we can get them to work out properly. What is really nice…

Review: What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know

Last year we used the preschooler version of this book. The kindergartener book goes over lots of things for your child. What I like about these books are that they incorporate a lot; from history to science to art and more. On my Timberdoodle groups on FaceBook there are lots of people asking how to use this as part of their curriculum. I just read it my daughter. We read a few sections a week.


I don’t skip around the book, just start at the beginning. When we get to science portion we do the experiments if we haven’t already done them before. My daughter really likes the stories, they are mostly children’s stories perfect for her age. Some we’ve read before but who doesn’t enjoy reading cute stories. 

Review: Kumon Folding Books

For teaching how to cut we used the Kumon Cutting Books so when I saw the folding set on Timberdoodle’s website I just had to add them to our kindergarten curriculum for this year. Each book starts out easy and gets progressively harder as the book goes on. The pictures have dotted lines so your child knows where to fold. Once they fold on all the lines it shows a new picture.


My daughter loves the pictures and thinks they are so funny. The books have really helped her fold a proper line. When we started the books she would fold a diagonal line instead of a straight line but after using these she has really progressed in her folding ability. What I really like about Kumon books is that after you complete the book they have a certificate. 

Usborne Books & More Launch Party

I’ve started a new venture with Usborne Books & More. Promoting literacy for everyone is awesome and I’m proud to be apart of if. Thursday, June 11 at 8:30pm central time I’ll be having my launch party. Join me for some fun! I’ll be having a giveaway so be sure to come to the party and comment on the post in order to get your entries in. You’ll also get to see a bunch of awesome books you might not have seen before. Be sure to invite your friends and family to the party, too!

Usborne Book & More Launch Party

Shopping Link for the Party

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