I have shared how much Reading Eggs helped Emma last year. She struggled in Kindergarten and Reading Eggs not only gave her that extra skills she need to succeed in school but also gave me a lot of information on her reading level and her abilities to complete lessons. It was a real life saver for me.
Emma has continued to use Reading Eggs and really loves it. Her reading skills have really improved. More importantly her confidence has grown. She has now entered the 1st grade and now is in the highest reading group in her class. Below is a snap shot of her progress, which I really love to be able to review after she is done “playing”.
Since Emma has shown such excitement with Reading Eggs, Jonathan has picked up on it. If Emma thinks something is fun and cool then he has to try it too. Jonathan turned 3 this August and is now in PreK so I figured it was the perfect time to get him started.
I wasn’t sure how long his excitement would last since his attention span for just sitting is not long. But I know the learning lab in school where they play learning games on the computer is one of his favorite things to do in school so I had to try.
The first thing I did was set up my old laptop for the kids. Since the biggest problem I had with Emma was sharing time on my computer I knew it would be difficult finding time for the both of them. So they now have their own computer set up so they can jump on Reading Eggs anytime they want. That is another thing I love about Reading Eggs. Emma can go on all by herself. I do not have to worry about any ads poping up or her clicking on something she shouldn’t.
As for Jonathan, I do need to sit with him since his computer skills are still very basic. I started him on the very first lesson. Honestly, I was very surprised on how involved he was. The lessons are fun and held his attention. He got so excited when he did something correct and either gave me a high five or yelled out “Woo Hoo! I Won!” It is really great the recognition and praise they get when the complete a lesson.
I could see Jonathan was starting to recognize the letter “m” after just a first lesson. The repetition really helped. The animation and characters are so great for the younger kids. It really makes it fun for them.
The only difficulty he had was actually using the mouse. This is a new skill so it took him some time to move and select the right answers. Half way through he did get a bit frustrated and just touched the screen and let me take over the mouse. Obviously this would be great for him on an iPad. But with that said, it really helping him to learn how to use the mouse correctly. There are also other areas, like the music room that helped him practice using the mouse. This was an added bonus that I didn’t think about (learning to use a mouse).
Here is Jonathan’s progress after just a few sessions-
It is really exciting that Jonathan is at a 4.5 reading age level at just 3 years old. I can’t wait to see where he will be at by the time he hits Kindergarten.
I am really happy that I started this program for the kids. It has really worked out well for us. The kids LOVE “playing”- shh please don’t tell them that this is learning and not a game I have have seen such a difference in both kids already and what they have learned.
I am excited to try more products from Reading Eggs. Jonathan also has Eggy Words on the iPod that he loves to play. I am planning on downloading more of the apps as well as getting Emma started on MathSeeds very soon.
About Reading Eggs
The Reading Eggs program was developed by a team of experienced teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers. Suitable for kids aged 3 through 12, it focuses on a core curriculum of skills and strategies essential for reading success. It really makes reading fun. Lessons keep kids engaged while also challenging them.
So if you are looking for a great online reading program to help your child learn to read, Reading Eggs will not disappoint. Better yet, my readers can try it FREE for Two Weeks!