So I got to try out Time 4 Learning for a month. I have to say there are many things I love about it but there are a few areas that could perhaps use a bit of improvement.
What I love: I love how their Math and their Language Arts are these funny animated lessons that are interactive! The characters delivering the lesson makes jokes if you take a bit long to answer a question, characters that just don’t get it so that the smart ones can answer. It delivers a quiz with an immediate visual feedback on what the score was. I wish I could go back and see the questions and the child’s answers as your child’s teacher it is helpful to see what they are getting wrong in order to help. Overall, Hurray for the Language Arts and Math.
What I didn’t love: The Science and the Social Studies. They aren’t so engaging compared to Language Arts and Math. It consists of about 7-8 pages of reading. The content itself seemed okay. It is a bit interactive asking questions with a much more rudimentary system of you answer and then push a button for a “you’re correct” pop up script. Now that’s not completely bad really. What I didn’t like just as with Language Arts and Math that I could see no record of where you as the parent could see how they did on those questions and in fact realized that you can skip through the 7 pages without even doing them.
I have decided to not to switch to Time 4 Learning not so much for my suggestion above for an improved program because overall I really did like it. My decision was based because of the slow, unreliable internet where I live which caused me to scramble for school work. We also tend to love to travel and this caused us not to be able to do this in the car. We would have needed to purchase a cell card subscription.
What I wold love Time4Learning for would be for extra practice in an area that they are struggling in Math and Language Arts. I loved the way things were presented.
Bottom line, if you lived in an area with Cable internet and was primarily home, I would definitely check it out.