Wow...sickness has started in our home and does not want to leave. Beloved is on antibiotics and a very strong cough syrup. Me, I just have a head cold that makes me feel like my head is going to explode! But on to a different subject. I was given the privilege to review a couple of workbooks that are offered by Timberdoodle. What? You haven't heard of Timberdoodle! Well, you are missing out for sure. Go to their site and check it out.
First up to review was a Mathematical Reasoning (Level B) book from The Critical Thinking Company.
We have a math curriculum that we use with Big T and Sweet E already, but it was refreshing to add in something different to the schedule. I will also admit that I do not have any pictures of my children using these books. Since I have come down with a cold my want/need-to do's have not happened. This book has been such a hit with both of the children. The pages are in large print, lots of colors, and easy to understand directions. I should also say that I love that there is a page on letting parents/homeschoolers know how to use this book.
Next up is the Building Thinking Skills by The Critical Thinking Company.
Once again this has been a great addition to our math curriculum. This book is to help with higher order thinking. Each lesson is in large print with easy to understand instructions. I had just as much fun going through this workbook as Big T did. Sometimes Big T seems to get stuck on certain math lessons. Like, he just can't get it (for some reason). So for us this book has allowed us to take a step back from our current lesson and move on to something else. He is still learning and developing his thinking skills (which is great!) This book isn't a math replacement, but we use this in place of math on some days for Big T. The first book I reviewed is a math book.
Timberdoodle has many books from The Critical Thinking Company. When I order our homeschool curriculum for next year I will be sure to get a book for each one of my children (except Special K).Timberdoodle also has a wide range of thinking skill and educational games. (Many of them are on my wishlist!) I highly suggest, whether you are homeschoolers or not, to sign up for their free catalog. If you are trying to decide on a curriculum Timberdoodle also has complete curriculum packages. Oh...and one more thing. They have vodcasts about many of their products.
Disclaimer- As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.