Tuesday, March 1, 2011

~Time4Learning~A Review

I have been checking out Time4Learning for a couple months. I wanted to try it but wasn't sure how it would work for my kiddos so I jumped at the chance to do a review.

I have 3 children. Unicorn just turned 11 and is in the 5th grade, Ladybug is 4 1/2 and just started Kindergarten and Monkey is 2 1/2 and is in preschool. For the review I signed up all three children. I will break my review down based on the experiences of each child.

Unicorn is a smart girl who STRUGGLES with Math and loves Reading and using the computer. I started her off using the 5th grade curriculum in Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. For Math she started in 4th grade. She is doing great in Language Arts, Science and Social Studies but I did have to request her to be allowed access to 3rd grade Math. This was very easily done through the parent administration page. I asked her opinion after one week and she said she liked Time4Learning better than the other math programs we have been trying. After a month...she is still loving it.

Ladybug is very smart. I signed her up for the Kindergarten Level in Language Arts and Math. At this level there is not a curriculum for Social Studies or Science, but they have access to 1st Grade Science. She is flying through the curriculum. She has already completed the 1st grade Science and is flying through Language Arts and Math. I probably could have started her with the 1st grade curriculum but I want her to have a strong foundation. Ladybug loves Time4Learning.

Monkey isn't very into "school" yet. I signed him up for the Preschool curriculum and he had fun exploring and learning. He likes using the computer but he has more off days than on.

So, what do I think?

Well, I am pleased that both Unicorn and Ladybug like this program. They are doing very well and I have just signed up to pay for the next month. I am not signing Monkey up yet. I don't think he will use the program enough to make it worth the expense. I also like that, for the most part, Ladybug can use the program with minimal help. Each lesson is read to the student and a sample problem is done for them.

My favorite part is the reports. I check in each night and see how each child is doing. Then at the end of the week I am able to look back over all that they have done for the week and update my blog with their accomplishments. Lastly, at the month I print out a monthly report to keep for their records.


*This review was written by me for Time4Learning in exchange for one month free trial. All opinions are my own.*

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