Inchimals Giveaway and Review

I’ve mentioned before that if you are a student in our homeschool then you may begin formal instruction in several subjects later than your peers.  This doesn’t mean that our children aren’t learning these subjects, we just prefer that they learn more naturally through experience and interest rather than text books.

Our children are introduced to math through everyday living and play.   Timberdoodle, a long-time resource for homeschool supplies, recently sent us Inchimals, one of their hands-on math toys.

What is it?

Inchimals is a set of 12 blocks painted with charming animals, inch measurements and numbers.  It’s a fun, hands-on way to introduce math terminology and concepts to your children (age 3+).  From the 1 inch ladybug cube to the 12 inch giraffe block, Inchimals shout fun and beg to be played with.

Each block has it’s corresponding numeral painted on one end and the equivalent number of dots on the opposite end.  The sides of each block are clearly delineated into inch segments for easy counting and measuring.

Young children will enjoy naming the animals and  building with the blocks.  They will quickly learn to sort the animals into ascending and/or descending order and experimenting with measuring and equivalents.  They will discover that if they stack the penguin on top of the tiger they will be the same height as an elephant and that their drinking cup is as tall as the rabbit.

Bigger, smaller, taller, shorter, counting, adding, subtracting and equating are all introduced and explored while the child spends time playing with blocks.

For ease in introducing addition and subtraction skills, the Inchimals set comes with a spiral bound write-on/wipe-off book with 100 puzzles and a dry erase marker.  The puzzle book is color coded (yellow=addition, green=subtraction, etc.) and the puzzles progress in difficulty allowing the child to expand upon the things they have already experienced.

How we used Inchimals.

Both our 2 and 4 year old boys loved stacking and building with the Inchimals as well as acting out stories with the painted animals.   The snake slithered and the frog hopped across the table while the giraffe towered over, watching.

With a bit of help Colby (4) quickly learned that he could measure and tell me the length of various books and other items.

Check out his expressions

 

He naturally moved on to finding equivalents.  He loved figuring out which pairs of animals were the same size when stacked together.

Sorting the Inchimals into order didn’t come as naturally and he enjoyed the challenge.

Savannah (5) was delighted to see the puzzle book and within a few minutes was working her way through the first sections.  She has asked to have Inchimals in her school box every day this week and is happy to have her very own math assignment.

What we thought

The concept and design of Inchimals is outstanding.  This is the type of toy that I seek to have available for our children.  I appreciate  that they are open-ended and beneficial for a broad age range.  We especially appreciate toys that are educational as well as fun and Inchimals fall into this category.

The open-ended play and the imaginative possibilities of blocks with characters on them are ideal for creative play for multiple ages and contribute to the toy’s longevity and usefulness in our home.  Inchimals are effectively designed to easily introduce children to math concepts.   Having the inch segments on the sides in addition to the numerals and dots for children who don’t yet recognize their numerals broadens their scope and allows a wider age range to benefit.

The color coding in the puzzle book made it simple for me to tell Savannah what I wished for her to work on and allowed her to work independently.

Our set of Inchimals has been used and enjoyed by most of our children.  The older ones have enjoyed using them to estimate and to visualize and figure perimeter.  As usual they’ve even figured out ways to compete using Inchimals.

My one complaint about Inchimals is the durability.  The paint was chipped and scraped on many of the blocks within minutes of taking them out of the box and by the time we finished using them nearly every block had at least some paint damage.

I will say that after a full week of solid use they are still lovely and very usable and we haven’t noticed much more damage to the paint than we did the first day, but it’s something that I would want to know if I were considering a purchase.

Pros:

  • Open-ended, creative play
  • Delightful, charming and beautiful
  • Excellent and versatile design for introducing and practicing math concepts
  • Useful for a wide age range of children
  • Puzzle book allows a bit more formal math practice
  • My kids LOVE Inchimals and wish that I didn’t have two cons listed!

Cons:

  • Quality/durability (see above)
  • Box/storage – You may think that this is being a bit picky, but the box that Inchimals comes in is rather large compared to the actual size of the blocks and book.  With 12 people in our household, I always consider storage issues before purchasing something for our homeschool and I will probably throw out the Inchimals box and find something else to store them in.  🙂

Buy It

You may purchase a set of Inchimals from Timberdoodle for $26.95.

Win It

Timberdoodle is giving away a set of Inchimals to one Raising Olives reader.

To enter:

  • Visit Timberdoodle.com and leave a comment on this post telling me one item that you saw on their site.

Extra entries: (Please leave an additional comment for each extra entry.)

  • ‘Like’ Timberdoodle on Facebook – (Psst!  For the next 5 weeks Timberdoodle is running daily giveaways on their Facebook page.)
  • Share a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Tweet about this giveaway
  • Sign up for Timberdoodle’s email newletter or request a free catalog.

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 14.

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Deirdre for winning the Inchimals set.

I received a free set of Inchimals to facilitate this review.  I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are honest and are my own.

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274 Responses to Inchimals Giveaway and Review
  1. Alene
    October 8, 2010 | 8:23 am

    I immediately saw – and drooled over – Rosetta Stone. It’s on my long-term wish list. 🙂

    As comment #1, don’t you think I should automatically earn an extra entry?? 😀

  2. Katie R
    October 8, 2010 | 8:29 am

    The pattern play blocks! I have a set of those on my wish list for my four year old. I think that she would get some great use out of those!

  3. bunny
    October 8, 2010 | 8:29 am

    I loved Timberdoodle, when I was homeschooling years ago. It almost makes me want to start over again. Creation through Biology looks interesting and easy at least for the mom.

  4. Katie R
    October 8, 2010 | 8:32 am

    I love the Hug a Planet’s world globe–it’s soft, so it would do well in my household of preschoolers and toddlers, and it is a globe, so that I can start introducing my girls to the rest of the world, so to speak.

  5. bunny
    October 8, 2010 | 8:32 am

    I also like it on FB.

  6. Alene
    October 8, 2010 | 8:37 am

    And I *liked* Timberdoodle. 🙂 Actually, I’ve liked them for years. They were our source for homeschool products for our first students 22 years ago, so I’ve known them almost from the beginning. Hmmm…. Suddenly I feel oldish…

  7. Tristan
    October 8, 2010 | 8:40 am

    I love that Timberdoodle carries the Lauri puzzles!

  8. Stephanie
    October 8, 2010 | 8:41 am

    I liked them on FB and signed up for a catalog. I think I would enjoy having my children play with the Nature Box or ABC box…those look super fun! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  9. Tristan
    October 8, 2010 | 8:47 am

    I signed up for their newsletter too.

  10. Diana
    October 8, 2010 | 8:51 am

    I saw the Hugg-A-Planet’s World Globe, which looks like a lot of fun.

  11. jenn
    October 8, 2010 | 8:58 am

    Smencils are a HUGE hit in our house. I guess that’s just this generation’s scratch and sniff sticker…. 🙂

  12. Angela
    October 8, 2010 | 9:00 am

    I like the easy grip tweezers

  13. Jessica P.
    October 8, 2010 | 9:09 am

    I love Timberdoodle! I have never been disappointed when I purchase products from them. I am looking to get the Wahoo as a Christmas gift for one of my littles this year.
    The inchimals would be a wonderful addition to our homeschool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Jodie
    October 8, 2010 | 9:15 am

    I like so many things from Timberdoodle, but the ones that stand out to me right now are the learning wrap-ups and the Kumon workbooks. I have used both and really appreciate them for my kids.

  15. Jodie
    October 8, 2010 | 9:15 am

    I also “liked” Timberdoodle!

  16. Jodie
    October 8, 2010 | 9:17 am

    …and I requested a catalog!

  17. Elizabeth
    October 8, 2010 | 9:19 am

    OOh my son would love these. I also think that my daughter would love any of the chef apron sets!

  18. abigail
    October 8, 2010 | 9:20 am

    I also liked the Pkolino Multi Solution Bug Shape Puzzle for my 18month old to play with while i’m doing school stuff with my 4 year old

  19. abigail
    October 8, 2010 | 9:23 am

    i also signed up for the email newsletter

  20. Heather
    October 8, 2010 | 9:26 am

    Their ABC Bible memory verse book looked interesting. I think the inchimals look fabulous!

  21. Allison
    October 8, 2010 | 9:48 am

    The inchimals look so cute! I liked their “Big Bag of Science” too.

  22. Allison
    October 8, 2010 | 9:49 am

    I “liked” Timberdoodle on Facebook.

  23. Mrs. K Hewett
    October 8, 2010 | 9:50 am

    I LOVE Timberdoodle! One item I’m hoping to get soon is AnimaLogic. I really like using games to learn with my children – so much more fun than drilling facts in a textbook!

  24. Mrs. K Hewett
    October 8, 2010 | 9:51 am

    I “like” Timberdoodle on FB (as well as IRL!)…

  25. Mrs. K Hewett
    October 8, 2010 | 9:52 am

    …I also subscribe to their eNewsletter and get their catalog.

  26. Samantha
    October 8, 2010 | 9:55 am

    I love TD, my wishlist is full for Christmas with them! I want the wedgit building pieces, among many others!

  27. Samantha
    October 8, 2010 | 9:56 am

    I like TD on FB!

  28. Samantha
    October 8, 2010 | 9:56 am

    I shared on FB 🙂

  29. Samantha
    October 8, 2010 | 9:57 am

    I tweeted.

  30. Samantha
    October 8, 2010 | 9:58 am

    I get the newsletter and have many catalogs!

  31. Courtney Wilson
    October 8, 2010 | 10:02 am

    I can’t WAIT to get these for my boy!

    Visited and exploring the site

  32. Courtney Wilson
    October 8, 2010 | 10:02 am

    Facebooked

  33. Courtney Wilson
    October 8, 2010 | 10:03 am

    Liked it

  34. AmyG
    October 8, 2010 | 10:04 am

    TD is a fun site! I hadn’t been there before! I like the smencils: gourmet scented pencils…my little girl (artist/chef) would love this combination!

  35. Courtney Wilson
    October 8, 2010 | 10:05 am

    And now I’m getting newsletters 🙂

  36. Shonni Hassoldt
    October 8, 2010 | 10:10 am

    I love the blue bouncy thing…my 18 month old would love that. And I would love to win these…they look fun

  37. Stacy
    October 8, 2010 | 10:10 am

    I would love to get the Geek Dad book to see what kind of fun things it has for my hubby to do with the kids!

  38. Stacy
    October 8, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Oh, I liked it, shared it and requested a catalog!

  39. Lauree
    October 8, 2010 | 10:11 am

    Wee Wedgits! What a great site. I’m new to homeschooling and still looking for great resources! “liking” them on FB now.

  40. Stephanie
    October 8, 2010 | 10:18 am

    I would like a set of PrismaColor Verithin or other colored pencils, hopefully we are going to start doing nature journals soon.

  41. Stephanie
    October 8, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Rosetta stone is my favorite.
    We have put inchimals on the short list for holiday gifts. Thanks for the review.

  42. Lesa
    October 8, 2010 | 10:26 am

    We would love the Kumon Mazes set of books. My 3yo sits with us while my 5yo is learning to write. He wants to “do math” with us so he is using lots of Kumon Tracing books but I like these maze books.

  43. Lesa
    October 8, 2010 | 10:31 am

    I “Liked” Timberdoddle on Facebook 🙂

  44. Lesa
    October 8, 2010 | 10:35 am

    I requested a catalog.

  45. Jenny
    October 8, 2010 | 10:46 am

    I ‘like’ timberdoodle on facbook!
    jclaiborn@yahoo.com

  46. Jenny
    October 8, 2010 | 10:51 am

    I would love to have the Bristle blocks!

  47. Linda
    October 8, 2010 | 10:51 am

    Gibbon Slackline game. Walking on chains. Certainly not as exciting as being a mom, but looks fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win more Christmas gifts. 🙂 Sure enjoy Raising Olives. Bonus points, right? Linda

  48. Linda
    October 8, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Signed up for their newsletter. We have three four and unders in our home. Bonus! 🙂

  49. Shawna
    October 8, 2010 | 11:08 am

    The Geopuzzles look neat. My 4yo is all about knowing where places are right now so this would be a great gift for her!

  50. Michelle
    October 8, 2010 | 11:33 am

    I liked timberdoodle on fb.

  51. Michelle
    October 8, 2010 | 11:33 am

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  52. Holli klein
    October 8, 2010 | 11:34 am

    I like their geopuzzles

  53. Holli klein
    October 8, 2010 | 11:34 am

    i like them on fb

  54. Michelle
    October 8, 2010 | 11:41 am

    My oldest would love the Smencils Gourmet Scented Pencils. She loves to draw and cook. What a fun combination!

  55. Lourinda
    October 8, 2010 | 11:58 am

    Every time I go to their site I see lots of great things…especially their construction items like the geomag kids sets. Fun fun!

  56. My Boaz's Ruth
    October 8, 2010 | 12:11 pm

    OOOh. A new store to haunt for ideas.
    These inchimals looks amazingly like large versions of the Cusenaire rods I got for my son!

    I like the Lauri Kids puzzle — I’ve heard this is great for getting used to the difference between b and d and q and p and such.

  57. Jenny
    October 8, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    those are great! My kiddos are older but I’ll let my sis and neice know about these! How do u get to be a reviewer? Too cool!

  58. Clara S.
    October 8, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    We love Timberdoodle around here and often drool over all the cool things in their catalog. It’s hard to pick just one thing, but I think my kids would love the Jaw Bones blocks. We’re always on the lookout for cool building toys.

  59. Gayle White
    October 8, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    I saw the game Settlers of America Trails to Rails and thought how nice it would be to get some educational games for our home.

  60. Diana
    October 8, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    I visited the website and I saw and really like the Hugg-a-planet world globe. For some odd reason my girls like to carry around our globe this would be a better substitute. I might have to add it to my Christmas shopping list 🙂

  61. Gayle White
    October 8, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    I shared a link to this giveaway on my facebook page.

  62. Diana
    October 8, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    I liked Timberdoodles on facebook.

  63. Gayle White
    October 8, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!!

  64. Ashley
    October 8, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I saw lots of neat things. I would love for our church to get the felt board bible story set. That would be great for Sunday school lessons. If I were purchasing for myself, I would probably get the inchimals – such a neat idea!

  65. Chris
    October 8, 2010 | 1:16 pm

    Love these! These are perfect for my 3 and 5 year old boys. This is a great site. Thanks for telling us about it.

  66. Mistee
    October 8, 2010 | 1:22 pm

    I visited Timberdoodle and saw Apologia’s Anatomy book I would like to use next year for our science.

  67. Rachel Worley
    October 8, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    I love the Draw Write Now Books on Timberdoodle! They look like something that would keep my young ones attention while they’re still learning!!

  68. Katie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    I liked them on facebook

  69. Jamie Z
    October 8, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    The book, Big Truths for Little Kids. I’m always looking for different ways to bring my kids to the Bible.

  70. Mistee
    October 8, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    I asked for a catalog.

  71. Katie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    Someday I would love to purchase some bible felts from them. They would be great for the little ones.

  72. April
    October 8, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    These would be perfect for my kids! We are just starting out and I am so excited to be introduced to Timberdoodle’s website. I have heard great things about Lauri’s puzzles and see they carry them. Also, they have complete curriculum sets – wow! Here I was thinking they just had add on educational toys. Thank you for doing this review!!!

  73. April
    October 8, 2010 | 1:38 pm

    I requested a catalog!

  74. Jamie Z
    October 8, 2010 | 1:46 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on Facebook 🙂

  75. Jamie Z
    October 8, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway 🙂 @jamiezanoni

  76. Jamie Z
    October 8, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000726488034

  77. Jamie Z
    October 8, 2010 | 1:49 pm

    I signed up for Timberdoodle’s email newsletter and requested a catalog 🙂

  78. Lorie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    I think my son would love one of their electronic circuit kits. Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Tina
    October 8, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    Went to their site and saw Lauri Puzzles.

  80. Lorie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    I “like” Timberdoodle on FB.

  81. Tina
    October 8, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    I liked Timber doodles on Facebook.

  82. Lorie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    I posted this giveaway on my FB page.

  83. Lorie
    October 8, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    I requested for Timberdoodle to send me a catalog.

  84. Amy
    October 8, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    I signed up for their newsletter and requested a catalog.

  85. Tina
    October 8, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway through merlimom.

  86. Amy
    October 8, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    I’m a fan of Timberdoodle on FB and also posted about this giveaway on my FB page:

    http://www.facebook.com/timberdoodle?v=wall#!/profile.php?id=1148356321

    They have so much! I would like to get their 3-D heart puzzle, eye puzzle, ear puzzle, etc. My children would love those for science!

  87. Christina Ramey
    October 8, 2010 | 2:03 pm

    I love the “Language Lessons for Little Ones” from Timberdoodle. My boys love the short lessons and don’t realize how much they are learning so easily!

  88. Christina Ramey
    October 8, 2010 | 2:04 pm

    I have also liked Timberdoodle on FaceBook and requested their catalog.

  89. Gabe
    October 8, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    I LOVE timberdoodle! The easy grip tweezers would be fun for my little ones to use.

  90. Mariah
    October 8, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    Hello! I liked on Facebook and visited the website. We love the Big OBall and something new that I saw is the Hug-a-Planet world globe that’s like a big pillow. My son loves globes and I certainly wouldn’t worry about breaking this one.

  91. Abigail
    October 8, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  92. kate n.
    October 8, 2010 | 2:46 pm

    thanks for hosting this and reviewing this product! i had never heard of them before.
    i could spend some serious money on their stuff…i really liked the Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology though.

    kate n.

    katenowakistan @ gmail (dot)com

  93. kate n.
    October 8, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    i liked them on facebook!

    kate n.

    katenowakistan @ gmail (dot)com

  94. kate n.
    October 8, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    and i requested their email newsletter…and a catalog!!!

    kate n.

    katenowakistan @ gmail (dot) com

  95. Heather
    October 8, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    LOVE this idea! And like you, I would be disappointed if a new item was chipping that same day. However, as long as the paint is lead free we’d be happy playing with these for years.

    I also liked the music theory intro kit. With a musician in the house it is going to be a big part of any and all education forever!

    Heather

  96. Alison
    October 8, 2010 | 4:13 pm

    I like their geopuzzles.

  97. Nicole
    October 8, 2010 | 4:17 pm

    rosetta stone 🙂

  98. Anna
    October 8, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    I like the pattern play blocks too. I loved them growing up. I might have to get a set for my daughter when she gets older 🙂

  99. Leigh Ann
    October 8, 2010 | 4:35 pm

    This is going on my Christmas idea list for the kiddos! Love Timberdoodle too, btw!

  100. Melia
    October 8, 2010 | 4:36 pm

    I was looking at the ABC Bible Memory Verse Songs.

    I also requested a catalog.

  101. Christine
    October 8, 2010 | 4:48 pm

    what a great company! I’d never heard of them before. I especially love their science and Bible stuff. I’m interested in the curriculum packages, but I always wish I could see this stuff before buying online.

  102. Christine
    October 8, 2010 | 4:48 pm

    I like them on facebook 🙂

  103. Christine
    October 8, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    I shared the link on facebook

  104. Christine
    October 8, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    I requested a catalog — can’t wait to get it. I love catalogs!

  105. Jenni
    October 8, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    I liked the money series with play money for my six year old.

  106. Jenni
    October 8, 2010 | 5:04 pm

    I liked them on fb.

  107. Leah H
    October 8, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    I love the idea of these blocks. My daughter is turning four at the end of this month, and I think she would love them.
    I also really like the looks of the B. Bristle Block Spinaroos on the website. We love legos, but these seem to be more appropriate for her interest level.

  108. RG
    October 8, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    When I saw these on one of your previous posts, I was covetous. There. I confessed my fault to you. Now, I am excited you are having a giveaway. My children would love anything off of Timberdoodle’s website, but I think the chef apron would be something to settle on.

  109. Leah V.
    October 8, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    I went to their site and saw the Instructing a Child’s Heart book by Ted and Margi Tripp. Timperdoodle looks like an interesting website. I’ll have to come back to it when our 1 year old is getting closer to school.

  110. Lindsey W.
    October 8, 2010 | 6:07 pm

    I went to the site and I was impressed with all of the baby and preschool manipulatives.

  111. Lindsey W.
    October 8, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on FB.

  112. Lindsey W.
    October 8, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    I shared about the giveaway on FB.

  113. Deanna J
    October 8, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    I love their Geopuzzles. That was how I learned the states when I was a kid.

  114. Deanna J
    October 8, 2010 | 6:15 pm

    I “liked” Timberdoodle on FB. Looking forward to hearing more about their products

  115. Deanna J
    October 8, 2010 | 6:16 pm

    and I signed up for their newsletter 🙂

  116. Lindsey W
    October 8, 2010 | 6:20 pm

    I also signed up for their newsletter.

  117. Amy Granberry
    October 8, 2010 | 7:11 pm

    I really like the idea of the Inchimals for my younger kids and I also found the Aba-Conundrums that would be nice for the older kids. My 11 year old has hit a road block with his math so something to mix things up would be nice. Thanks for the chance to win the Inchimals!

  118. Amy Granberry
    October 8, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on FB – Thanks for the info about the daily giveaways on there!

  119. Amy Granberry
    October 8, 2010 | 7:12 pm

    I signed up for the email on the Timberdoodle website.

  120. Amy Granberry
    October 8, 2010 | 7:13 pm

    I am linking this to my facebook page:)

  121. jeanine
    October 8, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    the baby timberdoodle core curriculum looks interesting.

  122. jeanine
    October 8, 2010 | 7:46 pm

    timberdoodle fb fan jeanine feldkamp

  123. jeanine
    October 8, 2010 | 7:46 pm

    requested a free catalogue!

  124. Tandie
    October 8, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    They have piano Wizard Academy… something our family is interested in! Tandie Lacquement

  125. Tandie
    October 8, 2010 | 7:48 pm

    Timberdoodle fb fan!

  126. Tandie
    October 8, 2010 | 7:52 pm

    I posted a link to this giveaway on my fb!

  127. Tandie
    October 8, 2010 | 7:52 pm

    I signed up for their newsletter!

  128. Karolee
    October 8, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    I think the Citiblocs look fascinating! My boys would love them!

  129. Beth
    October 8, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    A Lego Duplo Fire Station!

  130. Karolee
    October 8, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    I liked them on Facebook!!

  131. Karolee
    October 8, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    I posted a link to your giveaway on Facebook! 🙂

  132. Karolee
    October 8, 2010 | 9:20 pm

    Signed up for the newsletter! 🙂

  133. Beth
    October 8, 2010 | 10:16 pm

    I shared this on Facebook!

  134. Beth
    October 8, 2010 | 10:17 pm

    I “liked” them on Facebook, too.

  135. Beth
    October 8, 2010 | 10:20 pm

    I Tweeted!

  136. Beth
    October 8, 2010 | 10:21 pm

    And….I signed up for their email newsletter.

    And now I’m off to really check out the site!

  137. Shanna
    October 8, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    I think my kids would love to build the 3D dinosaurs!

  138. Sarah V.
    October 8, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    I saw the Gibbon Funline Slackline (among other things)but this looked like something my kids would enjoy.

  139. Anna
    October 8, 2010 | 10:57 pm

    It’s their 25th year anniversary. I would love to win this!!!

  140. april ausdenmoore
    October 8, 2010 | 11:02 pm

    HI,

    I like the stop motion animation kit. My oldest son is in to making movies now.

  141. zoe
    October 8, 2010 | 11:05 pm

    these are great! I looked at the toddler and baby section of the website- so many great things! I was intrigued by the sign language kit.

  142. Allie
    October 9, 2010 | 12:10 am

    I liked them on FB!

  143. Allie
    October 9, 2010 | 12:14 am

    I think “The Educo Colorback Sea Turtle Bead Maze” looks really neat! Perfect for in the car! 🙂

  144. Allie
    October 9, 2010 | 12:14 am

    I signed up for their newsletter!

  145. Allie
    October 9, 2010 | 12:15 am

    I shared this on FB!

  146. Toby
    October 9, 2010 | 12:30 am

    This giveaway prize was on Timberdoodle.com…Inchimals by Fat Brain Toys
    Our Price: $26.95

  147. Toby
    October 9, 2010 | 12:33 am

    I joined the Timberdoodle.com mailing list! 😀

  148. Toby
    October 9, 2010 | 12:34 am

    I ‘liked’ Timberdoodle on Facebook! 😀

  149. Charlotte
    October 9, 2010 | 2:57 am

    The ABC Memory Bible looks great!

  150. Bridey Church
    October 9, 2010 | 3:02 am

    I looked at the “Key to Fractions” Math workbook on the timberline website.

    Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog!!

  151. Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker
    October 9, 2010 | 5:29 am

    The Preschool Timberdoodle Core Curriculum looks interesting…

    jensteed dot 08 at gmail dot com

  152. Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker
    October 9, 2010 | 5:30 am

    tweeted from @happylhomemaker

    jensteed dot 08 at gmail dot com

  153. MomStarr
    October 9, 2010 | 6:48 am

    At Timberdoodle I saw the GeoPuzzles we love so much and a new product they have..GeoPuzzles Animals. I will have to get one or two for Christmas…I have several who really enjoy puzzles. The GeoPuzzle continents are really nice puzzles.

  154. MomStarr
    October 9, 2010 | 6:50 am

    I signed up for Timberdoodle email mailing list.

  155. Katie Whittington
    October 9, 2010 | 7:51 am

    I think my 3 year old twins would get a kick out of the Pkolino Multi solution bug shape puzzle. I am always on the lookout for stuff for them to do while I am teaching my older daughter.

  156. Katie Whittington
    October 9, 2010 | 7:58 am

    I liked Timberdoodles on facebook!

  157. Katie Whittington
    October 9, 2010 | 7:59 am

    also requested my catalog

  158. Chinamama4
    October 9, 2010 | 8:08 am

    In addition to the Inchimals, I have my eye on a shape sorter catepillar for my toddler.

    I “Liked” Timberdoodles on Facebook.

    I signed up for their e-letter and catalog.

  159. Nicole
    October 9, 2010 | 8:42 am

    Creativity for Kids My First Scissors Kit would help my 3yo.

  160. april ausdenmoore
    October 9, 2010 | 8:51 am

    I liked them on facebook. april_ausdenmoore30@hotmail.com

  161. april ausdenmoore
    October 9, 2010 | 8:53 am

    I suscribed on their website and to their
    catalog. april_ausdenmoore30@hotmail.com

  162. april ausdenmoore
    October 9, 2010 | 8:56 am

    I shared it on facebook.
    april_ausdenmoore30@hotmail.com

  163. Andrea
    October 9, 2010 | 9:50 am

    We love Timberdoodle. Our favorite product is probably the Thinking Putty. But the GeoPuzzles have also been a huge hit. I have wanted the Inchimals since they first added them to their site. So thanks for the giveaway.

  164. Lisa
    October 9, 2010 | 11:56 am

    I love the inchimals! Another great product from the Timberdoodle is the Kid K’nex with movable parts! My boys love these!

  165. Lisa
    October 9, 2010 | 11:56 am

    I also requested a catalog!

  166. Michelle McCrone
    October 9, 2010 | 12:52 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on Facebook.

  167. Michelle McCrone
    October 9, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    I love all the different languages that are available on their website! We are trying to decide what language to teach, and all those choices are amazing!

  168. tina
    October 9, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    thinking putty 🙂

  169. tina
    October 9, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    I like Timberdoodle on FB

  170. Kristina
    October 9, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    I want the Inchimals for my kids! But I also passed along a recommendation for the robotics kit for my 8 yr old nephew. Wow, they have so many great books, toys, etc! I will definitely be visiting their site again…and often! Thanks! 🙂

  171. Heather
    October 9, 2010 | 2:29 pm

    i loved all of the science stuff for the little ones. The Magnetic putty looked great, but I think I will have to hold off on that one until the biggest is responsible enough to keep it from the clutches of the smallest; but I am totally contemplating the Stepping into Science kit as a birthday present ( a wee science buff on my hands).

  172. Deirdre
    October 9, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    I would like to try the Bubber. It comes in lots of colors and is a unique textured modeling compound. All my kids over 2 would love it, however it would esp. great for my 2 spec. needs kids.

  173. Deirdre
    October 9, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on FB and left them two notes.

  174. Deirdre
    October 9, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    I promoted the giveaway on my FB page.

  175. Deirdre
    October 9, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    I requested a Timberdoodle catalog. Looks like they have grown a lot since I used to order from them.

  176. Starberry
    October 9, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    I saw the Kid K’nex Models that Move on Timberdoodle’s site.

  177. Starberry
    October 9, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    I liked Timberdoodle on facebook.

  178. Sam ES
    October 9, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    What a cool giveaway!
    I looked through some of their math manipulatives, they seem pretty interesting. Ahh, and the Wedgits. Cool site, thanks for sharing!

  179. Leigh Austin
    October 9, 2010 | 4:37 pm

    I like the Thinking Magnetic Putty for Kindergarten. Our 5 yr old is alreadybeing taught cursive in K5 A Beka in his Christian School….Seems to me they haven’t mastered printing well in K3 and K4..

  180. Lanna
    October 9, 2010 | 5:41 pm

    Oh neat! I like the BrainBox USA item, and holy cow, talk about audio books! Wow, half of those are ones I’d love to add to our collection. 🙂

  181. Lora Greene
    October 9, 2010 | 5:55 pm

    I saw a neat multi-solution puzzle (bug shape) for toddlers.

  182. Cindy in GA
    October 9, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    I’ve been a Timberdoodle customer for many years! I just bought a red saddle scooter for baby’s 1st birthday next week, and I hope to get her a “Wahoo – the perfect puppy” sometime, too.

  183. Holly in NE
    October 9, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    I “liked” them on FB.

  184. Holly in NE
    October 9, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    There curriculum sets look great!

  185. Becky
    October 9, 2010 | 9:24 pm

    The K’Nex models that move look very fun!

  186. Becky
    October 9, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    Kid K’Nex models that move looks like a great product. Might check it out for Christmas.

  187. Kelly
    October 9, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    Love your blog! Have vivited many times, but this is the first for a comment. I loved the Gibbon Funline Slackline at Timberdoodle.com. My kiddos would LOVE something like that! Might have to look at it for a Christmas gift. God bless!

  188. Brodie
    October 9, 2010 | 9:50 pm

    My son would love the Mashoonga swords!

  189. Brodie
    October 9, 2010 | 9:52 pm

    facebook fan of Timberdoodle

  190. Corrie
    October 9, 2010 | 10:07 pm

    Those look awesome. I noticed that Timberdoodle sells Wedgits, which we have and love!

  191. Kristen
    October 9, 2010 | 10:21 pm

    LOVE the rainbow bead abacus. I’ve always thought it would be neat to allow my children to play with an abacus.

  192. Kristen
    October 9, 2010 | 10:23 pm

    I “liked” Timberdoodle on Facebook!!

  193. Kristen
    October 9, 2010 | 10:25 pm

    I signed up for the Timberdoodle email newsletter.

  194. Liz T
    October 9, 2010 | 10:33 pm

    I would really like to get Timberdoodle’s “Thinking Putty” for my 3 fidgety boys. :o)

  195. Heidi
    October 9, 2010 | 10:37 pm

    I saw the Gibbon Funline Slackline.

  196. Maria
    October 9, 2010 | 11:40 pm

    Love the Balancing the Sword books! Would make a great addition to our home library.

  197. Maria
    October 9, 2010 | 11:40 pm

    I am now a Facebook follower of Timberdoodle.

  198. Maria
    October 9, 2010 | 11:41 pm

    Shared about this contest on my FB page.

  199. Maria
    October 9, 2010 | 11:42 pm

    I already receive their catalog.

  200. Heather Harrison
    October 9, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    Loved the GeoCards at Timberdoodle and they are only 9.95.

  201. Heather Harrison
    October 9, 2010 | 11:59 pm

    Hope I am doing this right…I “liked” Timberdoodle on my Facebook.

  202. Heather Harrison
    October 10, 2010 | 12:00 am

    I signed up to recieve a catalog. Thanks!

  203. Crystal
    October 10, 2010 | 12:26 am

    I love the Blast of Cover on the website. My four and five year old would absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing!

  204. Amy W.
    October 10, 2010 | 12:27 am

    I looked through the preschool items and saw wedgits! That is something I hope to purchase for our boys very soon, I think they would really enjoy it.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

  205. Crystal
    October 10, 2010 | 12:27 am

    I liked them on Facebook 🙂

  206. miriam
    October 10, 2010 | 12:34 am

    I’ve been reading on here for ages but never commented. I looked at the baby core curriculum- there are so many things in it I would love to get!

  207. miriam
    October 10, 2010 | 12:35 am

    i also liked on fb

  208. miriam
    October 10, 2010 | 12:40 am

    and I requested a catalog

  209. Catherine
    October 10, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    Thanks! I think this looks neat too- Rapelli

  210. Heather
    October 10, 2010 | 2:04 pm

    The Lego fire station is very cool.

  211. carlee
    October 10, 2010 | 3:46 pm

    I like the look of all the magformers.

  212. Carlee
    October 10, 2010 | 3:48 pm

    I requested a catalog!

  213. Amanda Sikes
    October 10, 2010 | 6:43 pm

    I love the pattern play set! My girls would have hours of fun with this set and my son would love the animal blocks.

  214. Amanda Sikes
    October 10, 2010 | 6:49 pm

    I “liked” Timberdoodle on Facebook.

  215. Amanda Sikes
    October 10, 2010 | 6:50 pm

    I requested a cataloge from them.

  216. Amy
    October 10, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    I like the Pattern Play blocks or the cuseinaire rods on Timberdoodle.

  217. Jo Ann
    October 10, 2010 | 9:38 pm

    I had no idea they actually offered curriculum packages!

  218. Heather
    October 10, 2010 | 10:11 pm

    I like Timberdoodle on Facebook !

  219. Jennifer
    October 11, 2010 | 12:17 am

    I looked at the preschool geography stuff- I liked the geopuzzles. I severely lacked geography education and when I homeschool my kids I would like to teach them what I missed out on.

  220. Jennifer
    October 11, 2010 | 12:18 am

    Also, I like Timberdoodle on Facebook

  221. Nicki
    October 11, 2010 | 9:52 am

    I love the number balance math toy! All of my kids would love it, too.

    And I LOVE the Inchimals. That is a great toy!

  222. Nicki
    October 11, 2010 | 9:56 am

    I shared on Facebook. Entry #2.

  223. Nicki
    October 11, 2010 | 9:57 am

    I ordered a catalog. Entry #3.

  224. Kelly Maine
    October 11, 2010 | 11:22 am

    I saw “Instructing a Child’s Heart” by Tripp on the site. Love Timberdoodle!

  225. Melissa reads
    October 11, 2010 | 11:43 am

    I love the inchimals. Playing to learn is always good, but My seven year old would love Destruct 3. He loves building, destroying, and thwarting his opponent. It sounds like the perfect game for him!

  226. Jennifer Dewing
    October 11, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    My husband is a chef and we own our own catering business, so we are ALWAYS cooking something! The children just love to be included in the creations we make and when my husband “plays”. So everything in the “cooking fun” category looks wonderful! I esp. like the knives, as that is one of the first things we teach our children while in the kitchen. I also like the peeler, for a young chef-in-training has many potatoes to peel! The apron “sets” look very nice, too, with the measuring spoons and cups, along with the different cooking utensils.

    Thanks for this chance!
    Jennifer D

  227. Brenda
    October 11, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    I love Timberdoodle! We love to buy their games, AnimaLogic looks like another one we may add to our collection.

  228. Brenda
    October 11, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    I am a facebook fan of Timberdoodle.

  229. Brenda
    October 11, 2010 | 2:12 pm

    I get their emails and have several catalogs too!

  230. Christina Kelley
    October 11, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    I like Geek dad 🙂

  231. Christina Kelley
    October 11, 2010 | 2:32 pm

    I like on FB too. 🙂

  232. Jessica
    October 11, 2010 | 2:37 pm

    I love the Bible felts. Would be so nice to have

  233. Cynthia Cusson
    October 11, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    Love Teaching Textbooks Math…ordered grade 3 from Timberdoodle recently!

  234. Amy
    October 11, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    Citiblocks

  235. Kelly
    October 11, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    I’ve never commented on your blog before, I found your blog 3 weeks ago. I love it!

    I went to Timberdoodle and saw the book Jungle Doctor on the Hop.

    I may just place an order, I haven’t been to Timberdoodle’s website in seven years or so! I really liked their new products. Thanks

  236. Kelly
    October 11, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    I “liked” Timberdoodle on FB.

  237. Kelly
    October 11, 2010 | 5:09 pm

    I requested a catalog as well.

  238. Tiffany
    October 11, 2010 | 10:19 pm

    The 3D Birds of Prey. AWESOME

  239. Jen Husz
    October 11, 2010 | 10:23 pm

    Lego Creator Creatures…my Lego loving 5 year old would be in heaven.
    LOVE your site–just discovered it today–thank you for all the time and effort you put in to share all this knowledge and resources!

  240. Debbie
    October 12, 2010 | 4:17 am

    Went to the website and saw the pattern play blocks.

  241. debbie
    October 12, 2010 | 4:18 am

    Liked them on Facebook!

  242. Debbie
    October 12, 2010 | 4:20 am

    Requested a catolog!

  243. Darla
    October 12, 2010 | 7:27 am

    Love Timberdoodle….so many things the children would love, such as “The Big Bag of Science” and legos.

  244. Elizabeth
    October 12, 2010 | 9:13 am

    Well I could write a LONG list of things I would love to have, but my 8 year old daughter has been wanting the 10 Girls 4 book series for a little while so I’ll list that one. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  245. Jessica Hilliker
    October 12, 2010 | 9:42 am

    thanks for the review! I’m always looking for great resources for down the line with my boys. I liked the “core curriculum” Timberdoodle offers for preschoolers and beginning readers.

  246. Jessica Hilliker
    October 12, 2010 | 9:43 am

    I requested a catalog, too–I’m looking forward to receiving it 🙂

  247. Jessica
    October 12, 2010 | 11:12 am

    This is a great website to know about! Thank you! I like the foam puzzles, like the Laurie A to Z Puzzles.

  248. Jessica
    October 12, 2010 | 11:14 am

    I have signed up to receive the newsletter.

  249. Paige
    October 12, 2010 | 11:42 am

    Inchimals would be fabulous.

    Went to Timberdoodle and Love love love Reptangles.

  250. Paige
    October 12, 2010 | 11:44 am

    “Like” timberdoodles on Facebook!

  251. Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab
    October 12, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    Went to the Timberdoodle website. Love so many of their things, but especially the complete curriculum set for grades 1-2. Also love all of the various Lego products they carry.
    Great giveaway! We would love to win Inchimals.

    cmbmomof2@yahoo.com
    Colleen

  252. Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab
    October 12, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    Liked Timberdoodle on FB.
    Colleen
    cmbmomof2@yahoo.com

  253. Beth M.
    October 12, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    We love Teaching Textbooks for our oldest, and I didn’t know Timberdoole carried it! Good to know- we’re almost ready to go up another level…

  254. Emily
    October 12, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    Love timberdoodle! my kids would love the foam saddle scooter and fun gripper bean bags! Would sure love to have the Inchimals!

  255. Laura Shumaker
    October 12, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    Smencils – scented pencils.

    I have a little guy right now that we have just recently thought about homeschooling and even though he’s young, he would love these learning blocks now!

    Thanks for the chance.

  256. Sara
    October 12, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    I like their geopuzzles!

  257. Alisha
    October 12, 2010 | 8:02 pm

    The Purplinker looks so neat! And inchimals looks very cool too! My kids would all love playing with these!

  258. Alisha
    October 12, 2010 | 8:03 pm

    I just “liked” Timberdoodle!

  259. Alisha
    October 12, 2010 | 8:07 pm

    I also signed up for Timberdoodle’s email list.

  260. Erin
    October 12, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    I love smencils. The kids love writing with them.

  261. LaVonne
    October 13, 2010 | 12:13 am

    I’d like to incorporate more art in our Homeschool Preschool. So I like the set of 6 art books – Big Skills for Little Hands.

  262. LaVonne
    October 13, 2010 | 12:14 am
  263. Julie
    October 13, 2010 | 3:20 am

    I saw APOLOGIA science!
    I have been dying to buy Apologia – and right on the front page is Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, which is exactly what we need right now!

  264. Julie
    October 13, 2010 | 3:21 am

    I just ‘liked’ Timberdoodle on fb.

  265. Julie
    October 13, 2010 | 3:22 am

    I just posted a link to this giveaway on my fb page.

  266. Julie
    October 13, 2010 | 3:26 am

    I signed up for Timberdoodle’s email newsletter.

  267. Malissa Earwood
    October 13, 2010 | 9:56 am

    Settlers of America Trails to Rails. This also looks like something we would enjoy.

  268. Stefanie
    October 13, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    I like their curious chef stuff… especially the nylon knife set!

  269. Kelly
    October 13, 2010 | 11:01 pm

    I went to the website and the LEGO DUPLO fire truck caught my eye. My lil’ man would love it for his upcoming birthday.

  270. Tiffany
    October 14, 2010 | 1:09 am

    Too much to love from Timberdoodle! I thought the Kid-O Bilibo looked interesting. And now I’m more interested in the Inchimals after reading your review…I like it when the kids can learn on their own! Btw, the link to timberdoodle from your site didn’t work for me; it led to an error. Thanks for the giveaway!

  271. Tiffany
    October 14, 2010 | 1:10 am

    And I already get their e-newsletter…not sure if that counts, but it’s worth a shot. 🙂

  272. Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab
    October 14, 2010 | 9:57 pm

    Forgot to also add that I signed up for their newsletter.
    Would love to win Inchimals…
    🙂 Colleen
    cmbmomof2@yahoo.com

  273. Darci
    October 14, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    I love the wedgies and flubbed….
    Thanks for the giveaway and great review..
    My boys would love these
    Blessings
    Darci

  274. Nataliya
    October 15, 2010 | 2:22 am

    Bubber Play & Create Sets – that must be fun.

    Nataliya.

    ynat31@gmail.com