5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Homeschool Conventions
Homeschool conventions are a must for any homeschooling family. Between the vendor hall, workshops, and guest speakers, there is a ton to learn and gain from these events. Held annually by different organizers throughout the country, homeschool conventions draw thousands of families, each with their own personal homeschooling stories and different backgrounds, but all with […]
How Much Does Homeschooling Cost?
The average cost of homeschooling one child per year might fall within the following ranges. Curriculum: $350-750 Materials: $150-300 Field Trips: $100-$250 Extracurriculars: $100-$500 Approximate total cost per year per student: $700-$1800 The Average Cost of Homeschooling Is homeschooling expensive? If you are just beginning the journey of homeschooling, that’s a question that is probably […]
Hands-On Science Activities for Elementary Students
When you think back to your earliest school days, the science activities for kindergarten that come to mind probably involved actively measuring, prodding, maneuvering, and yes, squishing things, right? Young children retain information best when they are interacting with it, which is the premise behind the design of the science content from Science4Us.com. As a […]
A Holistic Approach for the New Homeschool Year
No more wondering, “Are we doing enough in our homeschool?” It’s probably the single most posted question in the Time4Learning Families group on Facebook. Over and over, group members post some version of, “I’m worried that we’re not covering all our homeschool bases. Is Time4Learning really enough?” The answer (in case you are having the […]
Four Burning Questions New Homeschoolers Have
Jamie Gaddy is no stranger to homeschooling. She’s been doing it for twelve years with six kids. She has been there, done that, and got the t-shirt (and yeah, she even washed it first). Prior to homeschooling her own brood, Jamie was an educator, so she knows a thing or two about teaching children. She’s […]
3 Ways to Grow Your Child’s Foreign Language Skills
The time had finally come and we were ready for our family vacation to Mexico. After the 6-hour flight, we finally landed and made our way to baggage claim to collect our belongings. As we stepped outside to catch a ride to our hotel, I saw a man yell, “Necesitas que te lleven?” I didn’t […]
4 Ways to Manage a Midyear Homeschool Transition
While every homeschooling story is unique, in time, you come to see the patterns. For example, there are the families who know from before their children are school-aged that they want to homeschool them. Then there are families that seem to fall into homeschooling, what we affectionately call “accidental homeschoolers.” In fact, December and January […]
Time4Learning: The Middle School Program
Time4Learning started as a program for early elementary school. In 2005, we extended up through middle school. Then in 2013 we added high school. Middle School is a challenging educational time because the subject material and the students get increasingly complex. Many online programs for middle school take an approach which ends up being much […]
What About Math?
Time4Learning strongly feels that a solid math foundation is vital for children to succeed. Without these skills, chances are they will have a lot of trouble in school and beyond. It’s no wonder that students with weak math skills have a difficult time with the subject. As a result, they get poor grades and you […]
Is Time4Learning a Complete Curriculum?
I get this question all the time. I’ve asked Kelly, a homeschool mother of six to share her views. Take it away Kelly: I would be cautious about a curriculum that promised to be all that your child will ever need. My children are each very different so I treat each one appropriately. As an […]
A Homeschool Challenge We Can All Relate To
Did you know that more than 4% of K-12 students in the U.S. are now being homeschooled? One of the primary challenges for these homeschooling families is one that all parents can relate to: Which curriculum, or school, is best for my child? And which teaching approach, or supplement, will be the most successful? Many […]