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April 17th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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anyone used Time 4 Learning as a core curricula?
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April 17th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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I haven't, but I know there are some here who have. Do you have a particular question about it?
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April 17th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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I am just concerned that it may not be enough...I am adding SOS Bible but didn't know what other areas of T4L might need supplementing.
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April 19th, 2010, 12:30 AM
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Have them go as fast as they want in it Miguel got through a couple of years in a couple of month then he got board and hated it. Depending on your child's age you may have to change things. I Feel it's about 1-3 years behind grade level depending on how your school system is.
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April 19th, 2010, 06:39 AM
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That's along the lines of what I've seen/heard as well. It's fun when you start, but it gets boring quickly and it's not as challenging as it needs to be. Some people like it and have success. Maybe one of them will pop in here and talk about what they like about it. It's not something I'd use, though... at least not as an entire curriculum choice.
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April 19th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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We used it several times when it was just to much of a struggle to get him to do any work. Around 4th grade (I think can't remember) it starts looking less game like more online bookish. You may have better luck but if it has the same name it can't transform how it looks or how you interact with it for Miguel. I know several people that have challenging children or challenges themselves that T4L or SOS have worked for as a complete curriculum or supplement curriculum when needed.

If your child likes game based learning you may want to look into Jumpstart 3D ($8.00/ month) it goes up to 5th grade or the Wii game goes up to age 9. It would only cover math and language arts though. There is also brainpop (covers science, socail studies, math, art, music and technology) in small 3 min. videos ($10/month or $100/year) and Explode the code online. If you look at the educators section you can compare what brainpop teaches to time4learning. I'm also feel quality over quantity. So If they get it, and like it then let them continue. You also have the option of taking the DOMA and DORA to see if they are on-level for your state. You may also want to look into monarch because it's cheaper than SOS and it's an 18 month subscription.
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April 20th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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We use Time4learning as a core curriculum for the last 2 years & it has been working perfectly for us!
For my kids age 3 & 8 it is plenty challenging..
For some kids it may be too hard or to easy but ,that why i like it cause you can adjust grade level at a whim and you get 3 grade levels at a time so its pretty custom IMO
Besides adding SOTW for some indepth history i havnt found a need to suppliment..but my dd's a realy history buff so for some one elses child the history may be just fine..
Honestly no matter what i say or what others say..The truth is what work or doesnt work for me or others ,May or may not work for you....
The fact that Time4learning offers a 2-week money back gurantee ,to me is a no brainer..Just try it..then you will know
BTW if you decide you love it..Here is a lil money saving tip..Buy a least 3 months in advance and you will get a $5 a month discount $-)
Hope I have helped!!
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April 20th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Honestly no matter what i say or what others say..The truth is what work or doesnt work for me or others ,May or may not work for you....
That should be every homeschooler's motto! There's SO much out there. I wasn't aware of the money back guarantee on this one (well, not that it was an on-going thing, anyway). I'd also take a look at it if I were you. It's worth a shot.
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April 21st, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Not sure what happened to my response that I did several days ago, but we used it for a short time. We didn't care much for it. She got bored with it and never used it. When we signed up, there was no free 2 weeks, from what I am seeing on that, it seems to come and go. I also found it way too easy for her to skip through an activity that she didn't want to do.
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April 22nd, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Its not a "free" 2 weeks...Its a 2 week "money back" guranntee

You order the program & pay..and after 2 weeks if you do not want it you call them and cancel and they refund your money ..Simple as that

I wish all Curriculum companys offered this...of course i suppose it be hard to do this with traditional book curriculum...thou you think they have some sort of couple day sample packet they could send out to try...It would make it so much easier to figure out what you liked best if you were not so scared of losing that money $$$
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