Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TOS Review ~ Time4Learning


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My kids were so excited when they found out we were reviewing Time4Learning again! They absolutely love it and beg to do "computer" school everyday! Last time I removed our regular curriculum and replaced it with Time4Learning, this time I let them decide how and when to use it. So, without further ado, here is our review!

What is Time4Learning?

T4L is a secular online curriculum encompassing Reading (phonics, grammar, etc.), Math, Social Studies and Science. It may be used as a core or supplemental curriculum. Parents choose the grade level for each child and can even assign specific lessons as needed. 

What ages does Time4Learning accommodate?

T4L has curriculums for Preschool (ages 2 to 3) up through 8th grade. We used Preschool Level 1, 1st grade Math and Reading and the 6th grade curriculum.
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What if my child is at one grade level for most subjects but is either ahead or behind for one (or more) subject(s)?

This is something that T4L has improved since we used it last time. Just log in using your parent log-in and click on "Update Education Level". A new screen will pop up and you just choose the child you with to change levels for from the drop-down menu and then choose their level for each subject! Then T4L will make the adjustments (usually within 24 hours).

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How much does Time4Learning cost?

$19.95 per month for your first child
$14.95 per month for each additional child
{14-day money-back guarantee}

Our opinions:

My kids absolutely LOVE it! This time we used T4L as a supplemental curriculum (almost as a reward system). After finishing everything I had assigned to them they were given the chance to "play" T4L. 

I really like the Student Score Report (see photo below).  It is easy to read and interactive. You can view it by week, month or your chosen date range. You can also choose to view all subjects at once or just one subject at a time. This report helps you determine if your child needs to redo a concept.

I also like that my kids like it. However, I did notice something. My 5 year-old had completed the Kindergarten math and reading curriculums so I set her up for the first grade this time. The reading flowed really well but the math seemed to make a HUGE jump in concepts.  
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Who would benefit from Time4Learning?


~New Homeschoolers who are unsure what curriculum to use.
~Parents who don't have time to lesson plan.
~Children who like the computer.
~Those who need extra support for summer, breaks or tutoring.

To read what my Crew Mates thought about T4L click here!


{Disclaimer: I received a free 1-month subscription to Time4Learning in exchange for my review. I received no other compensation. All opinions are my own.}
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3 comments:

  1. I reviewedT4L also and my kids liked it, too! Great review! :-)

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  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingSeptember 7, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Thank you!

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  3. My kids Love T4l too!!! Such a GreatSecular homeschool curriculum  ~> Great Review BTW :)

    Keri

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