Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time4Learning Review

I was offered a free one month trial of Time4Learning in exchange for a candid review of the program. Never heard of Time4Learning? Time4Learing is a Pre-K through 8th grade online curriculum for homeschooler. It is comprehensive, and you can use it as your entire homeschool curriculum, or, as in our case, you can use it as a supplement to you current curriculum. Time4Learning can also be used by a parent as a supplement to a private or public school curriculum.

has many great features. As mention before it is a comprehensive program. Every grade covers every subject for that level, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc. Time4Learning also has a playground area for the students to play at after a set time to give them a break from their studies. You can think of it as recess at a virtual school. Time4Learning tracks the students progress so parents can know exactly what the students are learning and how well they are doing.

Personally, I love the concept of Time4Learning
. I love the freedom that is gives me as a parent. I love that my kids are not dependent on me for every aspect of their education. My kids enjoyed the lessons that they did at Time4Learning, and liked learning things in a new and different way. However, since we were using Time4Learning as a supplement to our regular homeschool curriculum, many days we just did not have time for another activity and Time4Learning was forgotten or skipped. Another disadvantage for our family is the price. The cost for the curriculum is 19.95 per month for the first child and then 14.95 per month for each additional child. That is just too much of a monthly expense for our three kids to use as a supplement.

Overall, I was pleased with what the lessons my children did at Time4Learning. If I was looking for a complete online curriculum to use in place of our current curriculum, I would definitely consider Time4Learning. Right now, however, we just cannot afford it as a supplement.

For more information visit the Time4Learning website located here.

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