Tuesday, April 24, 2012

REVIEW!!!! Time4Learning

About Time4Learning:
Time4Learning is an "automated online learning system" It has lessons for children in preschool through 8th grade. For most grade levels, Time4Learning covers Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The lessons are student paced with a suggested sequence. There is a parent's forum that allows parents to discuss ideas and questions with other parents. Time4Learning has great customer support via telephone or email.

Now, onto our experience with Time4Learning!!! i signed up both of my "littles", Bitty and Baby. Because of our crazy year last year, with Lady's illness, my "littles" are a bit behind in math. Bitty, my 10 year old, did do some math on the Time4Learning website, however, the language arts were her favorite. In fact, she did all the LA lessons within her level! She enjoyed the games and the bright and cheery animation. Baby, my 6 year old, enjoyed everything she did on the site. She told me that "this was fun. i liked it because it was singing and made me laugh." She also enjoyed knowing that when she completed a lesson, a check mark would appear, and an arrow would point her to the next lesson.

Time4Learning is a wonderful resource for home educators, for after school learning, or for summer use. i like the fact that it provides a detailed "progress report" on what the children have been doing with their time on the site. Time4Learning provides scope and sequence, although the children can do their lessons in whatever order they desire.

My main dislike of the program was that i was unable to assign lessons to be completed on a certain day. As their primary educator, that would have been very helpful. Perhaps they do provide that option, i was just not able to find it. That being said, we enjoyed Time4Learning, and highly recommend it.

*i received a free month trial on Time4Learning in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Giveaway at Homeschool Giveaways!

Hi all,
Please take a moment to check out one of my favorite websites: Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies.
They are having an amazing giveaway that i would LOVE to win for our family.
A vacation in the Missouri Ozarks at a ranch owned by another homeschool family!
How cool is that?!?
Here is the link: http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2012/04/giveaway-family-vacation-1500-value/


Saturday, April 14, 2012

a new discovery

i stumbled upon this video on Youtube. My little baby bug is the second child here, picking grapes. She is also shown later wearing a pink feather wig.