I recently had the opportunity to review a popular homeschooling and educational website called Time4Learning. My kids and I had a month of free usage in exchange for the review, which follows here.
My 10 yr old absolutely loves this program. We found the work right on target for her grade level, but not too easy so as not to be a challenge at all. The math is challenging but is not as initially I was told, common-core Aligned, but still she had some trouble understanding a few things that were taught very differently than I’ve been teaching her. There is a lot of review provided for each lesson though, which I really like! Moreover, the videos and lessons in history, science and English all kept her interest and she has begged me to go ahead and do the nominal paid subscription, which we will be doing.
My high schooler also used Time4Learning albeit not as much as he is prepping for his senior exams. However, the civics and personal management were of particular interest and provides excellent review lessons for him. He also enjoyed the Chemistry and said it was not as boring as he had assumed it would be. I guess from a teenager, that passes as high praise.
All in all, as a parent I felt good about using this program for the bulk of homeschooling for my daughter, we will continue to do bookwork particularly in mathematics, but the other subject matter seems very well-composed and thorough. The parent areas are pretty easy to use – there are forums and also “how to” videos that I purposely did not watch right away, to see how hard the site was to navigate for my review. I liked the feature of being able to set goals and assign work- I do think maybe letting the kids check it off as completed would be nice. And looking at grades is very easy.
I used Time4Learning from both our family desktop and my smartphone with no issues at all. It would be a great program for families on the go.
Thanks for reading my personal review of Time4Learning…in exchange for my honest and candid opinion, I was given a free month of the program to try out. My opinion does not reflect the opinion of Time4Learning.
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