Last week I was looking through some reading tools for Grace as she is starting to show a real interest in books and words now and I really wanted to capitalise on this. Particularly as I love reading and writing, as does Ross.
I came across one of the most fantastic learning tools in a long time. It is called Reading Eggs and is an absolute must for any parent. Reading Eggs is an online programme which makes learning to read interesting, fun and engaging using online reading games and activities. They claim it really works – and so far, the results look great!
The programme itself has 120 learn-to-read lessons and 96 spelling lessons. Grace has come in everyday from school since starting the programme and bugged me to use my computer so she can carry on learning. Signing-up started with an assessment of her reading skills to date. It had a possible 40 questions and, when you got 3 wrong, the test would end. Grace got to 34 before she was counted out. This meant that Reading Eggs were able to start her off at the correct level. Then it was onto the lessons.
As you get through each question, the programme rewards you with golden eggs. You have your own avatar, which the child can alter to suit who they want to be. The lessons are fun and engaging – they even make me want to have a go!
Each child has it’s own Map. This includes the lessons, and progress to date, ‘My House’, Reggie’s Shop – were you can spend your golden eggs on items for your house, Skills Bank where you can earn gold bars, Driving Tests – here you can race cars for a certain period of time once you have answered questions, Music Cafe, Puzzle Park and even Storylands where you can create your own books.
Reading Eggs has 4 different levels – First Steps for ages 3-4, Ready for School for 5-year-olds, Fun Practice Makes Perfect for 6-7 years and Continue The Reading Journey for age 7-13 using Reading Eggspress.
As a result of the free trial, I was offered an early bird discount of 30% off of a 12 month subscription provided I signed up within 7 days. Who could refuse?! Grace is now signed up until next October. I also noticed via Reading Eggs on Facebook that one Mum threw her son a party when he completed the 120 lessons! The cake looked amazing.
Not convinced? Just click through to Reading Eggs using the advert on my site and try for yourself! There is a 14 day free trial for Parents. Plus Schools can get involved too using their own programme.
Please note that the views expressed in this blog are my own and have not been influenced in any way by Reading Eggs.