We have been using Reading Eggs for a month now as a part of review facilitated through The Homeschool Lounge. My kids are enjoying it so much, that I completely flaked and forgot about the actual review part that should have been done by yesterday. I’m ready now, and hopefully flake free to share what we thought of this online reading program with you.
I received a free trial of Reading Eggs in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was provided, monetary or otherwise.
What is Reading Eggs?
Reading Eggs is an online world where children learn to read with fun animated lessons that progress at their pace. The program combines phonics and sight words as their core curriculum to teach children to read in 120 different lessons designed for 4 to 7 year olds.
Reading eggs isn’t just for children learning to read though, it is perfect for the pre-school stage, such as my little Ali who adores the program, starting in the playroom all the way up to children who are 13 years of age who can take advantage of Reading Eggspress.
Our Experiences with Reading Eggs
Ali (3), as I said ADORES Reading Eggs and has even figured out where I have it bookmarked on the computer and tries to help herself to computer time. She spends most of her time in the “playroom” where she works on puzzles, hears songs, colors and more all while learning, but she has completed two lessons (trying to be like the big kids) and enjoys them too.
Ema (7 tomorrow) has been moving along at a slow pace in the learning to read department, but I don’t want to push her. Reading Eggs has given her a bit of a boost in her confidence (part of the slowness) helping her to realize that she knows much more than she thought. She is working through the lessons well and is starting to show more interest in books again. Happy Mama Here!
Matt (9) is working on some lessons in Reading Eggs to refresh some phonics skills and it seems to be working well for him. He wanted to jump on the bandwagon because it wasn’t cool that his sisters had a fun new online learning activity and he didn’t so I think the appeal has worn off a bit for him now. But, I have yet to have him try out the Eggspress yet, which looks like it is more his style, so we will see.
How to Get Reading Eggs
Head over now and try out a sample lesson. If you enjoy it, set up your free trial. At the end of the trial, it is just $9.95 a month per student, $49.95 for a 6-month subscription or $75.00 for a 12-month subscription. Plus when you purchase a second child for a 6 or 12-month subscription, their cost is discounted 50%.