We had the opportunity to review the Kindergarten program of Time4Learning. This is an online learning program for PreK through High School designed for afterschool, homeschool, summer use and/or enrichment for special needs. It covers (depending on the grade) letter and number recognition, learning to read, counting, math, language arts, science and social studies. They offer three levels: lower, upper and High School. We used the lower level for this review.
This program offers Lesson Plans, Activity Scheduler, Quizzes, Reviews and even printable pdf files of classroom helps. There is A LOT of things available in this program!
When you first login, you are taken to the main page. From there you can pick A,B,C or 1,2,3 or Science. Once you click one of those, you are taken to another screen where you can choose which place you would like to go. [You can always look at the top of the screen to find out where you are. As shown below, these are the “Math” choices.]
Overall, as appropriate for this age, the program goes fairly slowly and each area only takes a few minutes to complete. To “round things out” there are Quizzes available to confirm what has been learned.
Here are some different screen shots as we were working through the program…just to give you an idea of what things look like. It is a very colorful program which helps to keep the students attention.
Some things we really liked: The reports for this program are pretty neat. Although not overly important for Kindergarten, I could see where they would be extremely important for higher grade levels. This is definitely an overall plus for this program. The many things offered: Lesson Plans, Activity Scheduler, Quizzes, Reviews and even printable pdf files of classroom helps. Along with the fact that you can change what grade level your student/s work.
A few things that didn’t really work for us…you do A LOT of clicking to get to where you want to go! There are times when necessary items are not read aloud for an age that does not yet read. And finally, it is very repetitive within each subject area – something my 5 year old does NOT like…he needs things to “stay hoppin'” to hold his interest for any length of time. (Although the lessons themselves are short…if it is doing the same thing the next time you login to do it…he’s not going to be interested for long.)
They do offer a “parent forum” which I did not utilize…but I did want to make sure to mention that they do offer that added resource.
How much does Time4Learning cost? $19.95/month for the first PreK – 8th grade student and $14.95/month for each additional PreK to 8th Grade. [They do have a 14-day money back guarantee.] For us, this would also be a deterrent, we just cannot afford this much per month per child.
As an additional note, they do offer High School as well so checking out this link to read more Time4Learning reviews from the Schoolhouse Review Crew may be extremely beneficial for you and your family.
Here’s praying you have fun learning!