• Homeschooling

    Review: TwoSticks Shadows Painting Kit

    My education has gaps. So does yours. Unless you know everything. Which you don’t. Unless you’re 11. If so, you probably think you know everything. But you still don’t. However, there are a few courses I missed out on during my years in school. World History for one. Geography for another. Never fear. I have long since filled in those…

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    Review: Tally-Ho Game

    We’ve accumulated a number of great critical-thinking single player games over the years thanks to Timberdoodle’s careful curating. What I’ve found, though, is that these games rarely get played solo style. Almost always it turns out that a couple kids will put their heads together to work on a game as partners. I love that! For that reason I was…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Storyteller’s Card Game

    I am so excited to once again have the opportunity to review several games and hands-on learning products from Timberdoodle. Over the years they have become my go-to source for creative ways to stretch our brains in my quest for an ongoing learning lifestyle. I have three reviews for you today to coincide with the release of Timberdoodle’s 2020-2021 Curriculum…

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    Review: Cat Crimes Game

    Oh, no! A Crime has been committed! Someone has ruined my good red dress shoes! “How is that a crime?” you might ask. Good point. Ruining shoes is not against the law, that I know of. But play along with me. It’s just a game, after all. Didn’t I mention that? Well, it is. Cat Crimes I need your help…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: ChromaCube

    Single player logic games are great for all ages. The latest one we've added to our collection is ChromaCube, "a logic puzzle game that employs attractive wooden cubes and a variety of deductive skills to solve."

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    Review: Turing Tumble

    What in the world is a Turing Tumble? you might ask. Well, you might. Because I did. Turns out it's a logic game named after Alan Turing. According to Wikipedia he is "widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence."

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    Review: Dot-to-Dot Philadelphia

    Since I live “out west” I haven’t had many opportunities to visit historical and cultural sites on the east coast. In fact, I’ve only ever been to Pennsylvania once. We spent one day in Philadelphia and visited Independence Square and other sites with significance to early American history. When I was offered the opportunity to review the We Are Connected…

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    Review: String Art Kit

    One of Lyle’s hobbies when he was a teen was string art. This was, of course, back in the late ’70s/early ’80s. It’s not a craft that I ever did, but I can see that it would be interesting. Lyle made a number of pieces and brought several with him when we got married. More recently his mother gave me…

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    Review: Haba Palette of Pegs

    Apparently I’m old enough to be a grandma. Even though many friends my age have grandchildren that really hadn’t occurred to me until our little friend, Ella, age 2-and-a-half, started referring to me as Nonna this past weekend. (That’s what she calls her mommy’s mother.) We thought that was hilarious… and adorable. Does that make me an honorary grandma? Lyle…