Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time 4 Learning - A Review

About a month ago I was invited to try Time4Learning for one month to write a review about it.  Here is that review:

 Time4Learning is a paid online educational curriculum.  They have content for pre-school through eighth grade in all core subject areas.     You must register each child and state what grade content that child will be using.  I was very happy that I could get different grade level content with each subject as Zippy is working at a higher level in Math than she is in Language Arts.

We used the Math, Language Arts, Language Arts Extensions and Social Studies.  I was pleased as punch with the Math and Language Arts.  So much so we are actually going to pay to continue, just for these two subjects.  The math is just what I was looking for, an engaging, self-contained program with reasonable assessments.  Zippy is very entertained by the Language Arts content, and thus does not realize she is learning quite a bit.

Both the Math and Language Arts have wonderfully engaging animations for the teaching part of the module.  There was one particular section of Language Arts I think Zippy watched 6 times because she thought it was funny - she also learned well some vocabulary and synonyms.  I was disappointed that the Language Arts Extensions and the Social Studies did not have the same multimedia approach.  For both they simply had a static page to read and a quiz to take at the end.  I was really sad about the Social Studies.  Zippy read about Lewis and Clark.  I asked her about it after.  She said, "It was boring".  Oh be still my history loving heart.      All in all I think it was a positive learning experience and would recommend Time4Learning to homeschool families.


Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.


  1. I agree with you. We used it for a couple of years and sooner or later it became un-engaging for my son. I also wish it kept up with the multimedia aspects.

  2. I thought the Social Studies was pretty good. It's not as interactive or animated as some of the other lessons, but I think it prepares the kids for classes in later grades, where they want always have that. It also offers some reading and comprehension practice. I usually read those sections with my kids (as a group) and sometimes we'd play a game when answering the questions (who can buzz in first...or have them discuss and agree on a final answer). It was still a bit interactive allowing you to click on words for pronunciations, or small animated maps. I'm so glad that in the end you had a positive experience!! =D

  3. We have used on and off for about 5 years now. My son had some of the same feelings toward the Social Studies. But his issues are his reading. He shows signs of being dyslexic and we ended up adding the print to speech on our computer and it all worked fine. We have really enjoyed it. My kindergardener and preschool are both starting on it this year. Glad you enjoyed some aspects of the program.

    Lil Momma
    Living with a hard working husband, 1 preschooler, 1 kindergardener and 1 middle schooler who are Five in Training for HIM


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