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    So, we recently started homeschooling not long ago. Munchkin had some issues in school and they thought he was slow. When we moved we opted to home-school instead of transfer him schools after they made him do so at the beginning of the year already for the program he was in. Turns out, by the second grade done from start to finish in three months thing... that he's actually what we said all along. Incredibly bored. He finished time4learning's second grade material in a little under three months from start to finish. He's now in third grade curriculum at home.

    We supplement for art and physical education at home but have realized that reading information is boring to him, at least when it's on the computer. Where second grade material was more interacting on time4learning we are learning that third grade doesn't have the same considerations and is thus boring to him. Oh he's still learning it but now we have to look for more to mix it up and hopefully break up the more tedious aspects coming to fruition now.

    We have also noticed there isn't a lot of practice in time4learning. In anything. Especially math. Then there is, of course, the obvious handwriting practice you need to do but cannot really happen on a computer.

    Is there anything we aren't seeing? Any advice for supplements that anyone might have or wish to discuss the viability of?

    Is there anyway I've not mentioned already anyone can recommend to compensate for this?

    Is there anything anyone here might recommend or say to new homeschoolers like us?

    Maybe a little off topic but also...

    Is there anyone in our area who would like to try and co op or do a field trip together with the kids(meet with kids and make it a group learning experience)? As said earlier, we moved and everything got all sorts of switched around for us.

    Be blessed. Be safe. Look forward to hearing from ya'll!

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    I was not impressed with TFL and it didn't last long for us. We ended up using a mix of different curricula that we patched together based on our needs.
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    Like Rebecca, we patch together resources for our needs. Online learning has its limitations. For math I find Khan Academy to be excellent for online learning. We use workbooks from Critical Thinking Company for math and critical reading. Their language arts resources for writing are excellent. At that age kids need help with improving muscle memory, so doing paper-based work might be more interesting and helpful.
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    Our experience with t4l was that it was incredibly disjointed, brief, and far more work to supplement enough to make it worthwhile. A kid can easily go through a whole “year”’s worth in a couple weeks - and not learn a single thing. (My favorite example is that after ‘studying’ Nubians, my so couldnt identify what continent they lived on.)

    Best advice for new homeschoolers - dont go with an all-in-one or online program. Your kid needs a teacher, that would be you. You know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide well enough to teach your kid. You can read along with a science or history book geared to kids, understand the concepts and share that with your kid. There is no secret magic Teacher Pill.

    Ask for help figuring out what programs might work well for you guys!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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