Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reading Eggs, YES IT WORKS!!

Reading Eggs has been an “eggcellent” resource for Katey and Tyler too.
Reading eggs is a reading website for children ages 3-12.

First of all both Katey and Tyler love online learning that they can do themselves.  I love that they can each spend about 30 minutes a day doing something double educational without my help and I can use that time for teaching other children or getting lunch or dinner ready, etc.

Reading Eggs is an online educational website.  Your child works through maps.  There is a placement test for your child and it is supposed to place your child at the correct level.  Katey took the placement test.
I felt like it did place her at a lower level than she actually was at.  However, I let it go since I figured it would give her a chance to get used to the website and a little review never hurt anyone.   I just had Tyler start at the beginning. 
Then it puts you on the “map” at your level.  Each number is a lesson, each lesson has about 10-12 sections.   While at the map you can choose to do puzzles, play games, spend your eggs, and more.  Each place on the side unlocks after certain levels. 

The interactive lessons are all fun, and if you get one wrong it gently guides you to the correct answer.  The activities within the lessons vary widely.  This is so great about it.  Katey never got bored.  There is always new “games” to play. P1010054
The beginning lessons are all about learning the letters and their sounds.  They also start with simple words like am.  Tyler has been playing on these easier lessons. While he is only 2, he is actually very computer literate.  I do not put any pressure on him to learn things, he just plays on it when we wants to.  He does do very good at finding the letters that he is supposed to find.
Each lesson also has corresponding worksheets to go with it.  This really helps reinforcing the lessons offline. 
Then there is the Reading Eggspress side. It is for better readers.  It focuses more on comprehension. In the comprehension gym you read stories and answer questions play games that show your comprehension level.

There is also a comprehension assessments.

Katey spends most of her time with Reading Eggs, sometimes she goes over to the Reading Eggspress side with the comprehension gym.

Another things about this program is the parental dashboard. It shows you right where your child is at.
reading eggs screenshot
reading eggspress

Reading Eggs has a variety of subscription options.
Yearly is $75 with a 50% discount for each additional child.
6 months is $49.95 with a 50% discount for each additional child.
Monthly is $9.95
They also offer optional book packs. They range in price from $65 to $110.
The Mega Book Pack is our BEST VALUE PACK. It contains all of the Level 1 and Level 2 books matching the first 80 lessons of the Reading eggs program. The pack includes 80 reading books + 400 stickers, 8 mini posters, 8 Activity books and two packs of durable Flashcards with games. These would normally retail for $244.20. You save a massive $104.20!

You can try Reading Eggs out for FREE!  Sign up for a free 2 week trial.

Check out the Reading Eggs FAQ page.

To see what others though of this check out this post. To see a wide variety of reviews check out our crew blog.

As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew I review products like this, which I receive for free in order to be able to share my honest opinion.

1 comment:

Joelle said...

Love the word "eggcelent". Nice choice. Reading eggs was a great hit here too. My review is still in the draft.


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