Review: Time4Learning

Disclosure: I was invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. The reviewers were me and my five year old son. Our opinions are entirely our own. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning.

As I mentioned in my disclosure above, we recently got to try the program Time4Learning. It's a (according to their website) convenient, online home education program that combines learning with fun educational teaching games - and during our review of it, we discovered that the description is pretty much true!
Time4Learning lets kids work independently at their own pace on the computer learning Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies from preschool up to eighth grade. The program then grades the assignments and saves the data in a detailed file that is easily printed or viewed by the parent.
This program is definitely something on my son's wishlist now! As I've mentioned before, he's a very visual learner - he has trouble sitting and doing worksheets so something interactive on the computer like this is right up his alley. The characters and stories were bright, fun and cheery. Zeke loved having stories read to him in the Pre-K grade level and the different themes for each set of stories and activities - Alphabet, On The Farm, Money, On The Playground, to name a few. He liked the variety of activities that were available on the Pre-K and Kindergarten levels - counting games, puzzles, memory games, story recall, which is which games, patterns, putting things in order, syllable counting, etc. I liked that we had access to more than one grade level - that way if Zeke wasn't getting challenged enough or conversely if he was having trouble, we could always move up or down a level. I also liked all the extras that were included - lesson plans, teaching guides, worksheets and book lists - that correlated with whatever Zeke was learning about that day. Another bonus I could see to this program is that it would help me be able to teach Zeke and tend to Ellie, my toddler. She's in the stage where she wants to get into everything and do everything her brother is doing which makes teaching a bit of a challenge. This way, Zeke could use Time4Learning while I'm still in the room with him but maybe I could also be feeding or playing with Ellie too.
Overall, I think Time4Learning is a great program for any homeschooling family or for anyone with kids who wants to add a little educational - and fun - computer time to their day!

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