Is your child ready to learn to read? Is she in school but struggling to pick up on reading? Does he loves to learn and you’re looking for ways to encourage his love of reading? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this post today is for you! I’m so excited to tell you about a website I’ve recently started using that’s been a great asset for helping my kids with their reading (and math skills too!): Reading Eggs.
As you know, we’re homeschooling our kids. One of the things I love about homeschooling is that it enables us to tailor education for each child. Maggie, who’s in second grade, loves to have books read to her, but so far has not caught onto a love of reading to herself. She’s able to read now, but it’s something I have to force her to do every day. We sit together on the couch or on my bed and she’ll read a few stories to me, but not without complaining first and always anxious to be finished. Reading wasn’t fun for her…until Reading Eggs!
7 Reasons We Love Reading Eggs
The first step with Reading Eggs is to have your child complete the placement test. This will make sure they start at a lesson that’s at their level. So, while Jacob started the program close to the beginning, Maggie started at a more advanced level. This has made the game challenging from the beginning for them, so they don’t get bored.
Education is FUN
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. With Reading Eggs, kids play games, listen to songs, and earn golden eggs and other rewards which really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Great For Homeschooling
Maggie and Jacob have been using Reading Eggs every school day now for about 30-60 minutes a day. Not only are they learning, but they actually ask to me play it and when I tell them that their time is up, they ask to play it longer!
The program is easy enough for them to use that I can get one of them started with it, and then be able to focus one-on-one attention with the other child easily.
Reading Eggs is also perfect for homeschoolers because they provide worksheets and guides for every single lesson. So, after your child has completed a lesson on the computer, you can then move to the table and continue the lessons via worksheets, suggested activities, go over vocab words with your kids, and more!
What’s even more amazing is that they also provide detailed weekly lesson plans for homeschoolers for language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science! I wish I’d found this sooner!
Mathseeds Teaches Math Skills Too
Not only will Reading Eggs help your child to master reading, there’s another program called Mathseeds which helps to teach your child math skills as well. Again, a placement test ensures they are taught at the accurate level.
I Can Use It For Multiple Kids
Reading Eggs was developed for children ages 2-13. Yes, that’s quite a broad range of ages, but Reading Eggs has 3 different programs designed to help your child go from pre-reading, to learning to read, to building upon reading skills.
You can use your Reading Eggs account for multiple children and you’ll receive a discount when adding additional children to the account. By having a separate account for each kid, it will track that child’s progress and save their place until the next time they are ready to play.
Detailed Progress Reports
You don’t have to sit with your kids the entire time they are using Reading Eggs. Not only is the program perfectly suited for them to play without your help, you can access the parent dashboard at any time to see just how well your children are doing with their studies and how far they’ve advanced.
Reading Eggs has a huge library of digital books (over 2000!) for kids to enjoy. There are so many different genres and books for all levels of reading too!
I tried out Reading Eggs with a free trial and love it so much! We actually had another service we had been using for education online and we’ve canceled that to switch to Reading Eggs. It’s far superior! I’m so excited I tried it and I think you’d love it to!
I talked with Reading Eggs and they have agreed to give all of my readers a free 4 week trial! To sign up for the free 4 week trial (no credit card required!) just click here.
I know you’re going to love Reading Eggs and your kids will too!