Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: Time4Learning Preschool


Time4Learning has been around for a bit. In fact, I did a review for them last summer of their regular program. They have recently added a preschool section. Time4Learning is an educational program based on the internet that uses animated lessons, interactive activities, and printable worksheets. There are levels for preschool up to eighth grade. 

J6 loved being able to have "computer" time and asked to work on it daily. There are two levels to the preschool program and J6 worked in both. 

Level 1 included:
  • School Supplies
  • Alphabet
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Rhyme Time
  • Numbers
  • Weather
  • On the Farm 
  • Food
  • At the Zoo
  • Feelings
  • Vehicles
  • Tools
  • On the Playground (different from the other playground time)
  • Sports
  • The Human Body
  • Space
  • Fruit
  • The Human Face
  • Garden

Level 2 included (above screenshot):
  • At the Library
  • Insects
  • Color Mixing
  • Seasons
  • Playing Outside
  • More Letters
  • Healthy Habits
  • Your Self
  • More Numbers
  • Out to Sea
  • More Rhymes
  • Staying Fit
  • Manners
  • Pets
  • Days of the Week
  • Time
  • Making Music
  • Measuring
  • Nature 
  • Money
  • In Your Neighborhood
J6's favorite places to play were On the Farm, School Supplies, Garden and In Your Neighborhood. He really loved the "playground." I loved that he had to complete so many minutes in lesson-time before he could even access the playground. 

I liked that I could check to see which lessons were done. As he completed the activities in a section, a large check mark would appear on it. If I clicked on any of the others, it would also have check marks showing how much he had done in that area. Since this is still relatively new, the report feature is not functioning. Normally reports can be generated and printed to show your child's progress as well.


What I liked about this program is that J6 could do this on his own. It read to him and explained what to do so I could focus on helping the other boys. Poor J6 has been neglected some this year in his learning. It was nice to have something he could do on his own. 

Time4Learning typically runs $19.95 a month for one child and $14.95 for each additional child. You can put your account on hold if you are going on vacation or taking time off from school and you can buy by the month as well. 

There is also a demo online that you can try out before you buy just to see if it's something that would work for your family.

Check out what other TOS Homeschool Crew members had to say about Time4Learning.

*Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. All opinions shared are my own. TOS Crew Members are given the product free of charge in exchange for our unbiased opinion of the product.

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