Time4Learning is a company who has made its presence well-known both within the homeschool world. Simply search for online homeschool resources and Time4Learning pops up very quickly! All of the core areas are covered including language arts, math, social studies, and science for $19.95 each month for k-8th grades. Discounts are given for each additional student signed up. Courses for high school students are also available. The learning environment definitely has more of the feel of a game and Beth, a six-year-old 1st grader, definitely saw using this as playtime. This is a great benefit when you have reluctant learners. Sparking interest is vital with any program whether a traditional approach or computer-based.
Beth was the primary user for reviewing the program and used the 1st grade level, but her sisters were right there along with her and thoroughly engrossed! She tried out all of the subject areas and was able to quickly complete all of the language arts and math material. Her official grade-level is 1st, but her ability level is second grade or higher. One of the nice things about Time4Learning is if you find the material is too easy (or too difficult!) you can request a grade-level change. This takes about 24 hours, but I’m glad it requires confirmation so parents have plenty of time to consider.
One area which we were concerned about was how science information would be presented. Our family’s world-view is that all of Scripture is true, including a literal 6-day account of Creation. I appreciate that although Time4Learning is not a Christian-based curriculum, they have taken time to address these concerns and even have a specific board within their forum to address this. Click here to see what they have to say.
5 thoughts on “Time4Learning: Review”
I am getting ready to sign up for Time4learning on the 16th. I used to use them years ago and decided to use them again for my \”active\” son Jack. I know you get a $25 reward for referrals and would love to list yo as a referral if I can. :)Brandi Sutherland Knoxville Tn
Thank you so much Brandi! I'm not familiar with how the referral works, but I appreciate your thoughtfulness! Send me a note via the \”contact me\” link and I can give you my information.
What a great review! We have been using T4L for a long while now (since early 2007), so it's nice to see it from a new, fresh perspective. 🙂 I love how you pointed out the Christian forum, and the fact that they are trying to be upfront about any possible spiritual/world view conflicts. We are a Christian family, but thoroughly enjoy using Time4Learning. My oldest, a 9th grader, and I were *thrilled* when they recently announced they were going to offer high school courses. They were very upfront about some of the material that would be covered in the Health elective course, so it was nice to be able to prepare ourselves, and our son, for what he was going to be learning. 🙂 Again, loved reading this review. Looking forward to checking out more of your blog! :DKatie
Thanks for stopping by! It is refreshing to know up front where a curriculum stands without having to spend a lot of time looking around their site. I'm glad you've had such a great experience with them! I am interested in hearing what the high-school levels are like. I'm sure they are structured very differently from the elementary.
The high school courses are different, while being similar. If that makes sense, lol. The landing page (lessons, portfolio, etc.) and login are the same, which made my son much more comfortable. He wasn't immediately overwhelmed with change. 🙂 The classes themselves are much more involved, as they should be, lol. There are videos of live teachers (these are pre-recorded, not interactive), which my son thinks is really cool. He likes being able to see a person, and their excitement about what they are teaching. There are a few animations. Not many, but enough to break up the \”lectures.\” So far, it's been wonderful. :)Katie