Time 4 Learning
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We used Time 4 Learning (T4L) 3 years ago in 2008. Not much has changed, so I almost simply directed you to the old posting. However, that felt like cheating!
Time 4 Learning is an online teaching tool that could be used as a core curriculum, study help, educational time filler or just fun activity!
T4L is geared for preschool through 8th grade and is completely done on a computer. We generally do very little school on the computer. For some this might be a plus, but for us it wasn't.
Daily a child can have a certain time of lesson and a certain amount of time to play the games. The lessons are mostly like games, though.My children do love this program. It is a great time filler and they definitely do learn. I limit the amount of play time and love that feature. Sometimes, the children are directed away from the main site and that is a problem for us - because of parental controls.
The Time 4 Learning site is packed with information about how to best use their program. There are demos and you can try out parts for free or write a review and have your own trial period. Additionally, you have 14 days for a complete money back guarantee.
You decide when you join what grade level to assign your child. Any individual class can be adjusted up or down at any time if it is found to be too difficult or too easy. That is helpful in our situation. For instance, my 1st grader is not the strongest reader, but she loves math.
I loved how easy it is to check on the progress in the parent admin area. Through the admin site, I was even able to go through a lesson with my child. My 8 year old has a short attention span. Many of his scores were in the 0% or 20% range
We did enjoy Time 4 Learning. For us, $19.95 for the first child and $14.95 for each additional child was too much when we already have so much curriculum and already have this year planned out.
A month trial of this program was provided for me as a member of the TOS Review Crew in exchange for my honest review.