Thinking Sticks a.k.a. "Sandra Dodd's Thought Manipulatives"

Are you thought-stuck sometimes? Are you having a hard time homeschooling? Do you think unschooling won't really work? Do you make your kids put away the toy they were playing with before taking out another one?

Perhaps what you need is a couple of thousand new brain connections and the courage to use them acrobatically. Yes, I'm talking mental gymnastics. I'm talking dazzling your family and friends and amazing your own self with the agility of your imagination and the facility with which you can connect the most remote object or idea on Earth or off with your dog Spot .

No two sets are just the same. Some are almost the same; some are kinda pretty-much different. U.S. ONLY:

Sandra Dodd
2905 Tahiti Court NE
Albuquerque NM 87112

$10.00, cheap and easy.
(U.S. only) I will take cash, personal checks or PayPal:

IF you're buying a book, sticks can be added to the order for $8 (avoid shipping)

Click here:
Order a copy of Moving a Puddle or The Big Book of Unschooling. . while you're in there, add $8 and a note requesting Thinking Sticks as well. They can go in the same package without additional shipping.

No International option at this time (sorry)
It's way too expensive to ship packages internationally these days.

Sound too good to be true!? US RESIDENTS: Send $10.00 and you will be amazed. You will also get mail. That's always cool.

Outside the U.S....for sticks alone, $13

(No foreign orders; too expensive to ship nowadays.)

NEGATIVE REVIEW (not of the sticks, but of the concept):

"You can't make me think."

(Oh, HUH!! At that point the writer was already thinkin' up a storm.)


"I have been blessed to be the recipient of Sandra Dodd's Thinking Sticks. Incredible. Ingenious. Thought provoking. All ages will love this.

"At first glance, they are popsicle sticks with words (concepts) written on them. But they are more, much more ... And Sandra's "directions" for the game are something to behold in themselves...

"So, hopefully I'm not selling something I shouldn't be ... really, I just think these are fantastic and they can be YOURS.... "

—mushy positive review unsolicited, from Anne Ohman, a regular, wise, inspiring writer frequently found in the (now defunct) Message Boards at

"Your thinking sticks are cool! I just got mine today. I like them so much I'm ordering a set for five of my friends... Please send one set to each of the folks I list on the next page." (And with that money I ordered more blank sticks, in bulk—thank you!)

Click here for more reviews, interesting uses and comments and photos
including the report of their use in a sermon
in a church near Boston 4/05

(OLD) NEWS! Thinking Sticks have been found in the Bible, almost. Check this! *