Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time 4 Learning: A Review

Last month, our family was given the chance to try out 30 days of working on the computer at time4learning.
The purpose of the review was to take a look at their newly released pre-k program.
They loved it! Since Redd is already reading and Rusty has recently began reading the program was more fun for them than educational but a nice change of pace since the pre-k section was easy to navigate and they were rewarded a big check on the subject each time they finished a section.
The pre-k level is divided into two parts.
Section 1 includes:
•School Supplies
•Rhyme Time
•On the Farm
•At the Zoo
•On the Playground
•The Human Body
•The Human Face

Section 2 includes:
•At the Library
•Color Mixing
•Playing Outside
•More Letters
•Healthy Habits
•Your Self
•More Numbers
•Out to Sea
•More Rhymes
•Staying Fit
•Days of the Week
•Making Music
•In Your Neighborhood

Each subject is approached from several angles: storytime, showtime, patterns, ordering, puzzles, etc.
Our favorite was the insect section which has a great duet between a cricket and a butterfly.

 Elijah also liked the music section and has been going around the house singing 'Vibration'!

There are also a few opportunities for the kids to click and drag which was something they hadn't done before!

Time 4 Learning generally runs for $19.99 for the 1st child and $14.95 for each additional child. At the moment this is a little expensive for our budget but as they grow into the older grades it would be more feasible.

The site features a lesson plan section, getting started guide, forum, a hints section, and you can email or call and receive prompt feedback and friendly customer service.

Competing for computer time has become comical at out house! 

As a member of the TOS crew I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed above are my own.

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