Monkey loves online learning games and activities, so we were especially excited to participate in a review of Reading Eggs!
For this review, we received a six month subscription for two students to Reading Eggs. The subscription included access to Reading Eggs Junior (ages 2-4), Reading Eggs (ages 3-7), Reading Eggspress (ages 7-13, grades 1-6), and Mathseeds (ages 3-9).
Reading Eggs is an online program that focuses on building your child’s reading and comprehension skills with a variety of activities such as songs, games, books, and prizes.
Each lesson on the learning path is broken down into several activities. At the end of the lesson, the child hatches an egg and earns golden eggs that can be used to play games or “purchase” items to customize their avatar and avatar’s house.
How We Used Reading Eggs
Monkey has used Reading Eggs in the past, but never consistently. It was more of a fun treat to “play” after doing his regular school work. During the review period, Monkey worked in the program an average of three days a week. What a difference that made!
I’ve mentioned many times before that Monkey has struggled with his reading. If he doesn’t recognize a word right away, he just gives up and says it’s too hard and he can’t read it. After using this program consistently, he is more confident with sounding out words and “trying” to read, rather than rushing through and only reading words he recognizes.
Since we were continuing with the account we had already set up, I didn’t have Monkey take the placement test, although at any time I can go into the Family Dashboard and change his lesson level, completely reset his account, or have him retake the placement test. This is an extremely useful feature!
From the Family Dashboard, I can also see a progress report with information about what he has been working on. Our “rule” was that he need to hatch one egg and then he could play in the other areas of the program. By going to the dashboard, I could double check that he was doing as he was asked – although he would usually call me over to watch the egg hatching because he thought they were so funny he wanted the whole family to experience it!
About a week ago, Reading Eggs released a new homeschool guide that provides a weekly schedule that helps you plan out the year using Reading Eggs and Mathseeds as the main Language Arts and Math curriculum. It also provides suggestions for Science and Social Studies as well. I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time looking at it, but a quick look ensured me that Monkey was right about on track with his lessons. This could be a valuable resource for a lot of homeschool families!
Booger spent his time using Reading Eggs Junior. He always likes to do what his big brother does, so we were pleased that there was something new (it wasn’t available last time we used the program) that would be perfect for him. Booger loved the songs and activities and only had a little trouble with clicking when/where he needed. I liked the added safety features in the junior edition – once you are in the program, you can’t click out of it without entering a code (requires reading). This is helpful when you have a click happy preschooler sitting at the computer!
The boys loved using Reading Eggs and I’ve seen so much improvement in both of them during our time using it. This is a program that we will continue to use – you can’t really beat having your kids begging to do school!
Want to try Reading Eggs for free?? Use this link to get 4 weeks free! Offer good through November 30, 2017.
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