Tuesday 5 September 2017

Reading Eggs Review

Dylan is back at school tomorrow and Archie won't be long behind him, although their school waits another week and a half before the reception class begins.  We then have two weeks of part time hours and it will be October before I have two boys in full time school.  Archie is so ready for it, his brain and his body need something more and he can't wait to queue up outside the purple class door.

We discovered Reading Eggs at the beginning of the summer, but it is now as we prepare the boys to stimulate their minds in different ways again that we are really making the most of it.  The website is aimed at children from 2 to 13 years and consists of fun activities that help them learn.  The boys aren't allowed on the tablets or laptops often so they consider anything on there a treat and they have been really enjoying the reading eggs challenges.

Archie has started the 3-7 year old program on lesson 1 as we haven't really don't much phonics with him yet.  He is hurtling through these early levels though, picking up skills as he goes and it has been great to watch his concentration grow as sitting still is something he really struggles with.  The levels are just the right length that he can concentrate for one and then he needs a run around. The program is easy for him to follow without my help as everything is read aloud and it works really well on my touch screen laptop.

Dylan took a proficiency test at the beginning as he has just turned six and already has a good base of knowledge.  He started just a couple of lessons short of finishing the 3-7 year old section and is now ready to begin the next stage. The lessons are challenging him without being too difficult and are perfect for him to do independently.  Being that little bit older he can do two in a row with ease and he has been enjoying doing something academic before diving in to year two on Wednesday. 

As a parent, I like how Reading Eggs fits in perfectly with what they are learning at school, and it is used in many schools all over the country.  I can see their 'reading age' and offer them a fun way to learn alongside school and during the holidays.  I want the children to enjoy being at home and I like the fact their small school doesn't really give out homework, but this is a fun game for them and I don't think they really notice how much they are learning at the same time.

I think once Dylan and Archie are both at school, we will try out the toddler section with Finn as he hasn't really used technology much before and I think he will enjoy something different.  

 You can currently get a 5 week free trial (if you join before the end of September) and you don't have to put in any credit card details either.  If you want to test out the junior edition then click here instead
 .  We are really impresssed with it and I am hoping it keeps Archie occupied for the long two month ahead before he starts school full time.

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  1. Agree with every your word. I highly recommend this to parents of young children as well as schools and classroom teachers. Kids love using technology and they love to get rewards and this program combines both of them effectively. So cool ;)

  2. This app sounds brilliant! Will be doing the trial for my two boys x

  3. We had Reading eggs before Eva started school and she loved it, thinking of getting t for Roma soon too, and maybe Eva for mathseeds, it's a great app isn't it?

  4. We've really enjoyed using Reading Eggs and will use it again this term with Olly x

  5. I've heard such great things about Reading Eggs - definitely going to be checking these out once Effie gets a bit bigger!

  6. I really need to check and see if this is compatible with my son's school's reading system as if so, he would love it - as you say, it would be a big treat to get on the laptop!

  7. I've heard of these - might have to try them next summer! X

  8. I've heard so much about Reading Eggs but never actually used them for my older two- might sort that now as I'm always looking for new reading material and activities for them! x

  9. I have heard really great things about reading eggs. Mini taught himself to read at 3 and Maxi was pretty quick in Reception so I never used them myself


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