Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Time4Learning



Time4Learning

Cost: The monthly membership is $19.95 for the first child and $14.95 for each additional child, with nothing else to buy.

Money Back Guarantee: 14 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Time4Learning includes the following:
• Online curriculum for grades Pre-K through 8th
• More than 1,000 interactive animated lessons
• Self paced lessons
• Math & algebra tutorials & printable worksheets
• Language arts, phonics & grammar lessons
• Interactive, project-based reading activities
• Science (grades 1st – 6th) & social studies (grades 2nd – 7th)
• Detailed reporting for easy record keeping
• Extensive lesson plans & teaching tools for parents
• and much more…

Time4Learning is web based, so there is no software to download, no CDs and nothing additional to purchase. Members can access the program 24/7 from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection. It would be great if you needed to be on the road traveling a lot.

Time4Learning is an online education program for preschool through eighth grade that uses multimedia activities to teach standards-based curriculum. It is popular as a homeschool curriculum, afterschool tutorial, skill sharpener for test preparation and for summer study. The grade levels are based upon state standards which could be helpful for those in states where annual testing is required.

Students can access two and sometimes three levels in their grade so that they can truly work at their own pace and at their skill level. I think this is a great feature because I have had strong readers who were not so great in math and those who were strong in math and science, but struggled with reading based subjects. This is one of the beauties of homeschooling in my opinion. Our children work at where their skill level is, not where a grade says they should be. So, I can press them forward and challenge them in areas of strength while giving grace in the areas they need the extra help.

The getting started guide was a HUGE help for me in navigating through the parent’s pages…how to use lesson plans, tracking progress, how many lessons, etc.



I also really liked the sample schedule so you can see how you would lay out a day’s work/plan your year if you choose to use it as a complete curriculum.

What we thought: We focused on Language Arts at mostly 2 levels, 4th and 8th grades, so that we could review more thoroughly. The lessons made learning fun and so they wanted to do more…I do not hear that much with other work…so that is DEFINITELY A BONUS! At the 4th grade level, it covered some areas we had not touched on yet, such as plot, setting, characters and themes, as well as enriched some areas we work on frequently such as grammar and vocabulary. The 8th grade level has similar topics, but at a much higher level, of course. The interactive lessons are full of options, helps and corny jokes that children LOVE! You can try a free demo and see what your children think!

In our home, we have 5 children all needing to use ONE computer PLUS Mom, of course ;-), so it is hard to have too many computer activities going at one time. Due to that issue, this product is probably not a great fit for our family. Although it could be used by some as a complete curriculum, if we were to implement it into our home, we would use it to supplement/enrich what we are currently using.

If you are using this as a complete curriculum, this might be a great value, depending on how you structure your school. I thought this might be a little high as a supplement, especially in larger families.

Please see what my crew mates had to say about this item here

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary one month subscription for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation. All the opinions expressed are my own.







1 comment:

Keri said...

A friendly Hello to a Carrie from a keri ;-)

I wish we could share more thenn just our names, we our defiantly a T4L family, but I only have 2 kids so I am sure its easier for us to share computer ;-)
I really enjoyed reading your review!

Happy Homeschooling