Homeschool: Time4Learning

When I first started homeschooling, I looked for something that was easy to use, interactive and student driven.  My search led me to Time4Learning.  I started using this curriculum in the kindergarten level.  It starts with an introduction to letter sounds and progresses into phonics.  For math it starts with number concepts such as greater and fewer and then goes into counting and adding.

This program is available online for grades PreK - 8 for $20 a month for the first student.  Subjects include reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.  I have enjoyed using this program since it allows the students to do units on their own with only help needed when they are stuck on problems.  It covers a wide range of topics inside each subject.  In addition to the online material, there are also experiment lists and printable worksheets.

For grades K - 2, I used it as a freestanding program with only some unit studies or activities on the side.  Once we entered 3rd grade, I started adding supplemental materials.  The one subject that has needed the most supplemental work in math. While Time4Learning covers all of the needed material well, there is not enough repetition for the student to master math facts e.g. addition, multiplication facts.

For multiple children, it has been great since it would be difficult to teach every child every subject.  With Time4Learning, I can allow one child to work independently online while I give my attention to the other for additional studies.  My plan is to continue to use this program through the 8th grade for both children.

As a member of Time4Learning, I have been asked to review their online education program and share my experiences. While I was compensated, this review was not written or edited by Time4Learning and my opinion is entirely my own. Write your own curriculum review or learn how to use their curriculum for homeschoolafter school study or summer learning.

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