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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time4Learning- Review

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I have heard about Time 4 Learning several times now, and since my oldest was too old for ABCMouse.com (which we loved so much), I decided to look into other programs for him.  So, I decided it would be a good time to try out Time4Learning.com.

Time 4 Learning has activities through the 8th grade levels.  You child can have access to a variety of activities right around his grade level, and the program will adjust based on his level.  With each log in, there is a set time limit (set by the parents) that the child must work on ‘course work’, when that time is up, they then have access to the ‘playground’ which provides SAFE links to a wide variety of online games, for a designated amount of time (also set by the parents).  So for example, my son has to complete 20min of course work, and then he can play online for 15mins with other fun/educational games.

What I like about Time 4 Learning is that it is grade specific, so it’s a great supplement, teaching him things that I may not have covered, that he should be familiar with at his grade level.  I love that the lessons are timed, because I like to limit the amount of screen time he gets on a normal basis.
At $20/mo it is also affordable, though if you have more than one child, it can get pricey at $15/mo for each additional child.  I wish it was affordable for bigger families.

For me this program is sort of a safety net it cover the small stuff I may have missed and giving my son computer play time (which he loves so much).

I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a little something to supplement their everyday program!  IT is also possible that this program could stand alone as a homeschool curriculum, it encompasses Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies for most grades.
It can work on either a PC or Mac, as long as they are equipped with high access internet. 

If you check it out, please tell them Jennifer Altman from Chestnut Grove Academy sent you!

1 comment:

  1. My daughter has been using T4L for about 4 years now. She loves the animation and variety of lessons. I love that they do all the record keeping and lesson planning. I also like that your child has access to three grade levels within each subject. This is handy because my daughter is a little ahead in language, but a little behind in math. :)

    Glad you enjoyed the program. I do know they offer discounts if you pay quarterly or yearly, if that helps.

    Joyfully,
    Jackie

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