Friday, September 23, 2011

Life Skills or Child Labor?

Today, I'm thinking about having Arminda do "Life Skills". In other words, I have a bunch of housework that I have fallen behind on and I need her help. Learning to do the laundry is a necessary skill, right? And, using the embroidery machine is pretty important too, right?  I also have a few avocados in the fridge that really need to be turned into some guacamole. Ok, so today, Life Skills (otherwise known as child labor).

She's going to be so excited!

Time 4 Learning, going to try it out.

I have Arninda trying out the website. She's been on for a few minutes and this is what she just asked me, "Mom, is this suppose to be fun? Because it's not, it's boring!" 

So far, not so good. I'll update again when she's used it longer. She using the 8th grade version. 

We tried out Time 4 Learning for both girls for a month. At first, Arminda wasn't crazy about it, but after she was on for a day or two, she really loved it. Lydia was also a fan. It was easy enough for both girls to use without asking me for help every few minutes. They both told me it was the most fun they had ever had learning. (not sure how I feel about that, since I do most of their teaching!)

We have actually decided to go ahead and sign up for the service for Arminda. Lydia will continue to use the free curriculum: The Head of the Class.

If anyone signs up, I'd love it if you use my referral

I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning.