Overall, I think Reading Eggs is an excellent program to help kids learn to read. We started with the First Steps program since my son is still a toddler. He LOVED the ant. However, I thought that, while I'm sure the repetitiveness is helpful, sometimes it was overkill. Perhaps that just me speaking as a parent, but he couldn't sit still through all the programs in a lesson without squirming to get away from the computer. I do think the program is worthwhile, though, and a great resource for parents to use.