Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time 4 Learning

Recently I was given the opportunity to review an online home school program Time 4 Learning. They offer programs from pre-k to middle school.

We hadn't really given Jake much computer time before this so it was a great opportunity to introduce him to the computer. I was so happy to see that Time 4 Learning was very easy for him to use. Most of the time I was sitting with him while he did it, but it was with very little assistance.  A simple scroll with the mouse over an object and a fun voice would recite the name of the object helping him to choose the right answer or option he wanted. He was so proud of himself to be doing it alone and best of all to be on the computer.

Time 4 Learning has lots of fun themes like gardening, transportation, alphabet, numbers and so much more. It was fun to use the garden theme during our garden learning week(along with others throughout the month). Jake really liked making a pattern with different flowers and the matching activities.  The stories and recalling were great too. He would listen to the story and then questions were asked giving him options to choose about what happened in the story.

Along with the learning activities there was a playground area with games, and videos some including some of Jake's favorite shows like Clifford. And fun games he and I could play together too.

There are also parent/educator sections to connect through a message board community. You can get reports on your child's progress as well.  I like that you can set your child's learning level and we were given 2 options. The 1st level Pre-K along with level 2 so when things were a little under Jake's learning ability we could go into level 2 as well.

Over all we both really enjoyed Time 4 Learning it was a great supplement to other things we are learning at home. Almost daily Jake would ask to do "his computer work." It was also a big help introducing Jake to the computer in an age appropriate way.

If you are looking for a great addition to your home school curriculum or activities Time 4 Learning would be great.

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