Monday, April 12, 2010

Time 4 Learning

Middleman was so excited when he first sat down to help me review Time 4 Learning.

Time 4 Learning is an interactive "online curriculum for pre-K to 8th grades." When you subscribe, you'll have "access to 1,000+ Student-Paced Lessons, Math & Algebra Tutorials
& Worksheets, Language Arts, Phonics & Grammar Lessons, Science & Social Studies for Most Grades, Detailed Reporting for Easy Record-Keeping," and "Lessons Correlated to State Standards."

To Middleman, who assisted my review of the preschool level, all the above mouthful just added up to lots of fun! Time 4 Learning has been a great supplement to our everyday learning. He began his journey with 20 different preschool themes to choose from (colors, shapes, numbers, food, vehicles for example). After choosing an area, Middleman could read along with a story, answer questions, write his own stories, or play a variety of games. He also took advantage of the idea book, that gives suggestions for hands on activities. He had fun making colored ice cubes and putting them in his water!

Time 4 Learning has a parent resource section as well. There, I found the Getting Started guide, which gave me suggestions for how to use the program. The lesson planning section might be helpful for parents that aren't sure what portion of the program to use each day. I didn't use it at all for the preschool level. I did peek at a few of the other levels' plans, and those would probably come in handy for us.

A parent is supposed to be able to view a child's progress. Although I didn't find that on the preschool level, I'm assuming that it's there on the other levels. I think preschool is pretty new, so maybe that part is under construction!

We have really enjoyed our review period with Time 4 Learning. I wish I had been able to review other levels in addition to preschool. Middleman really liked the learning games with their cool sound effects and very well done graphics.

If you'd like to subscribe to Time 4 Learning, you can sign up right here. They offer a two-week money back guarantee if you're not satisfied. If you want to see some demos of the program first, just click here.

I received a free 30 day trial subscription to Time 4 Learning's preschool in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed herein are my own. I was not compensated in any other manner.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. Ansley loves being on the computer....and I Hate teaching anything math related I have been looking for something that could work for both things... from the website this looks like it could work. It is good to know someone who liked it. Thanks!