In our 14 years of homeschooling five children I have tried so many reading programs that I’ve lost count. Whenever someone mentions a program I almost always say “Yeah, we tried that!”
I somehow managed to muddle through with the first four kids. When #5 came along I knew things would be different. I knew he didn’t have the ability to sit down for lessons, and that worksheets weren’t going to work. That’s when someone told me about Reading Eggs.
Reading Eggs is an online game world that teaches your children how to read. At the age of 6 Mister Giggles, who knew the letters and their sounds, began using Reading Eggs.
*Within 10 lessons he was able to sound out words and read short books,
*By lesson 80 he was reading fluently at a second grade level.
*He was able to progress through the lessons quickly, finishing all 120 lessons in about 3 months.
Reading Eggs is designed to benefit children in any stage of reading and the 120 lessons are organized into three levels:
Level 1 Starting Out for absolute beginners, lesson 1-40.
Level 2 Beginning to Read for emerging readers, lessons 41-80.
Level 3 Building confidence for early readers, lessons 81-120.
The program can be completed online but if you’d like to add some offline work there are books, flashcards, and other add-ons you can purchase.
Reading Eggs is a safe, online environment where you child can play and learn without worrying about the other people they are coming into virtual contact with. Lessons are short, fun, and full of games and rewards.
Sign up for a FREE 5 week trial by clicking here!
Now that Mister Giggles can read he’s ready for the next stop: Reading Eggspress!
Reading Eggspress is for older children who already know how to read as it focuses on comprehension and increasing vocabulary and decoding skills.
Reading Eggspress takes place on a virtual island and is multi-player. The island is broken up into four parts, the Comprehension Gym (activities to build comprehension skills), the Stadium (multi-player game arena), the Library (ebooks), and the Shopping Mall (where kids can buy rewards!). Mister Giggles is a little young for the arena content but he enjoys the activities and virtual books, the Library has over 600 ebooks! Mister Giggles is a little young for the multi-player activities but I expect that as he grows his interest in this area will as well.
We LOVE Reading Eggs in our house, and when the next kid is of age to beginning learning how to read you can bet we’ll be returning!
If you’d like to read more reviews of Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress visit Home & School Mosaics!
From February 3 to March 7, 2014 your child can join thousands of children across the United States taking part in the Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge – an effort to inspire children to read while raising funds for The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS). Our goal is to raise $25,000, plus Reading Eggs will match every donation made up to this amount!
How does the Read-To-Cure Challenge work?
Children sign up for a FREE 5 week trial of Reading Eggs, the popular online reading program for 3–13 year olds. From February 3 to March 7 they are encouraged to complete as many books and Reading Eggs lessons as they can. Friends and family can sponsor their reading efforts, with all money raised going to the NCCS.
What’s more, there are great prizes up for grabs for the top 3 children who read the most books and the top 3 children who raise the most funds!
The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge is a FREE event. To start fundraising, children will be set up with their own fundraising web page and you can email family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts with donations!
*NCCS will earn a minimum of $25,000 from Reading Eggs plus 100% of the donations collected by RTCC participants.
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.