A well-rounded school experience looks different for every student, but when you are schooled at home, it is often the extracurricular activities that you get involved with that provide variety to your day. As part of a Time4Learning subscription, students have access to multiple “extras” that you may not yet know about. This page will highlight some of the key features your child may want to take advantage of as a Time4Learning member. In addition to our award-winning math, language arts, science, and social studies curriculum, our extracurricular activities list includes:
Time4Art Animated Online Homeschool Art Course
Years of research have shown that arts education benefits not only academic achievement but cognitive ability, critical thinking, and even verbal expression. You may be thinking that including art as one of your homeschool extracurricular activities, though, will be time-consuming or taxing on your budget. With your Time4Learning subscription, art instruction doesn’t have to be either.
Time4Art is available to all 4th through 12th grade students with an active Time4Learning subscription (or even for younger students who have been reading for a few years and can handle more advanced instruction.) Once activated, your student will be able to access sixteen different lessons in art theory, art history, and art techniques.
Students learn the principles and history of art with animated lessons.
Each lesson is comprised of three main parts: SAY art, SEE art, and DO art.
The Time4Learning Playground for Grades PreK-8
One of the most popular and fun extracurricular activities for both Time4Learning parents and students is our virtual playground. This feature, for students in grades PreKindergarten through eighth grade, provides carefully selected educational games designed to reinforce the learning activities completed in the structured learning area. Parents have complete control over how much time their student can spend in the playground area. Some parents choose to use it to break up daily lesson sessions. Others prefer to use it as a reward system for dedicated study time. Either way, students will enjoy the safe, fun, and motivating environment of this Time4Learning extracurricular.
The playground is a safe and fun way to motivate students with learning games.
Parents choose how much time their child can spend playing before getting back to lessons.
The Time4Learning Game Room for Grades 9-12
Activities for homeschoolers that both engage their brain and are fun are the perfect extracurricular blend. Younger students aren’t the only ones who deserve a break from their studies, though. High school Time4Learning users also have access to their very own game room. It consists of educational games that were created based on 80’s and 90’s classics. When they are ready for a diversion, high school students can choose from categories such as action games, brain games, fun and logic, and comic strip and poetry creation.
High schoolers can take a break from their studies with a dedicated game room just for them.
Students can choose from action games, brain boosters, or creativity starters.
Time4Friends Social Network for High School Students
In high school, in particular, the importance of extracurricular activities that incorporate social communication and community building can’t be underestimated. If your student is enrolled in one or more high school courses and is at least thirteen years old, he or she is eligible to participate in a wonderful social community called Time4Friends. Parents can give their teen permission to use the social network. As a moderated Facebook-esque community, it is one of the safest ways for students to socialize with other teens from around the world to compare interests, chat up what they are learning about, and hopefully kick off promising new friendships. (After all, the teens in the network already have something important in common…they are Time4Learning users!)
The Time4Friends social network gives teens an opportunity to connect in a completely safe environment.
Find new friends with common interests and ages to chat with.
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we’d suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.
Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your homeschool and your children’s success.