Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time 4 Learning-TOS Review

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As a member of the TOS Review Crew I recently received a month long membership to Time 4 Learning for the purposes of review.  I had used this curriculum before so I just used the time to refresh my memory.

I have two children that were able to utilize this curriculum and I have to say that it was all over the place in our ability to utilize this program.  Sissy originally was Pre-K when she started this program, she basically did the entire Pre-K curriculum in one day and was ready for K.  We let her start K and decided that we really needed to pace her, she finished K in less than a week and started 1st grade.  The jump in difficulty was dramatic, K too easy and 1st way too hard; although probably age appropriate.

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Rylan started this program as a 1st grader, again way too easy; when he started 2nd the difficulty level jumped tremendously.  He struggled with the reading and was essentially unable to do 2nd grade level work, there was really no where to go.  I do have to say that Rylan loved the math and really enjoyed the flow of the lessons.  Sissy loved it, but it was either too easy or too hard and we weren't able to make it work for her.   I wished I could say that we loved it, it just didn't work for us; so I'm just gonna give you the details and let y'all decide for yourself.
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My family is not the only one that utilized this program and I know that many others had different experiences.  Please head over here to read additional reviews on Time4Learning.
(I received a one month membership to Time4Learning for the purposes of review.  I received no other compensation and was not required to write a positive review.)

3 comments:

Karen said...

Glad you shared this. It's always nice to see why something doesn't work. I'm following from the crew. Would love for you to follow me too. Karen @ http://fruitofhands.blogspot.com/

FairyLover said...

I'm sorry to hear that time4learning did not work for your family. But that's why there are so many different curriculum programs out there. What works for one doesn't always work for another, even in the same family. We are in our fourth year with time4learning and we love it.

Kathi

Sweetpeas said...

Sorry to hear it didn't work well for your family, being on the Crew definitely reinforces, at least for me, that there is no ONE solution for all families! We're all so different, and that's what makes homeschooling so wonderful! Great review!