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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time4Learning- TOS review

I had the opportunity to review the on-line educational program Time4Learning.  This is a portion of what they have to say about their program:

Time4Learning is a new approach that takes advantage of today's technology. It's a convenient, online home education program that combines learning with fun educational teaching games.
The online language arts and math comprise a comprehensive program for preschool, elementary school, and middle school. Science and social studies programs are provided as a free bonus for most grades.
Kids like using the computer to learn and to develop their skills. The Time4Learning educational teaching program gives students independence to progress at their own pace.
Parents like that Time4Learning tracks progress and helps students advance along individualized learning paths. Students master the skills and concepts needed for academic success.

   Time4Learning offers courses for PreK- 8th grade students.  It can be used for home school, after school or summer. My girls enjoyed trying Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies in their individual grade levels (3rd and 7th).  Time4Learning also offers Art but we did not review this.    My girls found that the Language Arts classes were their favorite and especially enjoyed ""Word Herd" and "The Old Time Word Show" which are animated sequences that teach as well as entertain.  The music and animation was engaging and made learning fun!  My youngest and I both felt that occasionally the Math was lacking a bit (in the 3rd grade program) in providing directions.  The particular lesson I am referring to was providing change in a transaction.  

   Overall I was very pleased with Time4Learning.  We used it as a supplement to our home school classes and it was a nice change from school books.  I loved that it was entertaining and educational.  Let me highlight some other nice features.  Time4Learning offers detailed lesson plans and a Learn to Read program which includes phonemic awareness, phonics and reading comprehension.  If my children were still learning how to read this certainly would be a tool I would use!  They also have printable worksheets to reinforce what your child has learned.  My older daughter completed a crossword puzzle on plant and animals cells during the Science portion.  Once again, it was fun and educational!  One of the nicest features is the assessment section.  This is a wonderful way to keep track of your children's progress.  (see below)

    Time4Learning is $19.95 a month for your first child and $14.95 a month for each additional child.  They also offer a 14 day money back guarantee and there are no contracts.

To check out more Time4Learning reviews from TOS crew click here.

Time4Learning gave me the opportunity to review their program in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions on this blog are my own.


Tristan said...

seems like a wonderful tool to have!

Lindsay-ann said...

I enjoyed reading your great review Lori.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

The assessment sounds like a great feature. Thanks for the great review.