Online learning games are an effective method of improving children’s literacy skills and increasing their confidence in reading.
For years I have been using Reading Eggs in our home to teach the children to read. You can imagine my delight when Reading Eggs reached out to me and asked me to review their online reading programme! My children have enjoyed and learnt so much from Reading Eggs and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share that with you here!
This blog post has been written in collaboration with Reading Eggs, who gave my family free access to their online Reading programme and compensated me for my time.
Why I love Reading Eggs
Why do I love Reading Eggs? The answer is simple…it works!
I have used reading eggs with both my sons from the age of 4. After beginning the programme, I witnessed their literacy skills improve tremendously in a short space of time and, most importantly, their enthusiasm for reading grew!
Reading eggs is so much fun and it works!
What is Reading Eggs?
Reading Eggs is an Award-winning online reading programme for children aged 3-13. It is a safe online learning environment that gives children access to hundreds of reading lessons, thousands of interactive activities and over 2500 e-books!
Reading Eggs have also recently launched a Reading Eggs Junior, which is a new online learning programme for toddlers (ages 2-4) to introduce younger children to letters and pre-reading skills through songs, picture books, interactive activities and videos. It’s a lot of fun!
Benefits of Online Learning
Here a some of the benefits of incorporating online learning in our homeschool:
Reading Eggs has been cleverly created to allow children to maneuver their site with little need for grown-up assistance.
My children were easily able to progress through their lessons without my help, and soon worked out how to access all the other features of the programme.
Nothing hinders learning more than a lack of confidence. I have seen this in my own home. However as our children became more fluent in reading and progressed through the various levels of Reading Eggs, their confidence grew!
Builds Positive Associations with Reading
Reading Eggs is so effective at teaching reading because its is fun. From my experience, I found my kids wanted to do their reading lessons and were disappointed if, for some reason, they couldn’t do it one day!
My eldest son really enjoyed the phonics songs and the interactive nature of the lessons.
My youngest son loves the reward system they have in place! After completing the lessons, the children are rewarded golden eggs that can be exchanged for virtual prizes. This was a great incentive for him to work through the various levels. He loved completing his lessons so he could fill his virtual house with all the prizes he had won!
It’s wonderful to know that whilst they are playing and having fun, they are learning to read!
Mummy can rest!
Let’s be real for a moment! Online learning is not only an effective method of teaching children, it also has real benefits for homeschooling parents.
It gives me time to do other much needed things; like putting on the laundry, preparing lunch, teaching my other children, or just unwinding for a moment with a cup of tea!
Free 4-Week Trial
Reading Eggs are currently offering a 4-Week Free trial in USA and a 5-Week FREE Trial in U.K.!
The FREE TRIALS will give you access to all of their online learning programmes! This includes:
- Reading Egg Junior – ages 2-4
- Reading Eggs (ages 3-7)
- Reading Express (ages 7-13)
- Mathseeds – Online Maths Programe (ages 3-9)
US Customers: CLICK HERE for 4 Weeks FREE (Offer ends 6th October 2017)
U.K. Customers: CLICK HERE for 5 Weeks FREE (Offer ends 30th September 2017)
Online learning is a fantastic means for parents to educate their children at home. Reading Eggs is an incredible programme and resource, and I would genuinely encourage you all to visit their website to see if their programme would work for your family.
If you have any questions about how we incorporate Reading Eggs into our homeschool curriculum, or if you have any queries about the programme itself, please leave me a question in the comments below.
Peace and Love,
Sarah08/09/2017 at 12:06 am (6 years ago)
Salaamu alaykum. I thought you used Charlotte Mason. Do you still? I didn’t know you do early academics and then use computers for 2-4 years old too. I thought it was just play at this age. I haven’t started teaching my kids to read yet. But, I think I can let my 3 year old try the trial, because I trust your opinion. Thanks for sharing.
Gemma Somauroo08/09/2017 at 2:03 pm (6 years ago)
Walaykum assalaam. Yes we are still following the guidance of Charlotte Mason. In her works, she advises parents to delay formal academics until children are 6 or 7. However, she does advise parents to begin to teach pre-reading skills (like letter recognition) earlier through play like writing letters in a tray of sand. Isn’t that a lovely idea!
Reading Eggs is playful learning. We primarily use Reading Eggs with my 5 year-old, and my toddler just watches! I will probably allow her to use it once she is closer to 4. However my eldest son did use the programme when he was 3.
It really does depend on the nature of the child. They’re all different!
Jehanara Haider14/09/2017 at 5:26 pm (6 years ago)
The link for US does not seem to work.
Gemma Somauroo19/10/2017 at 6:38 pm (6 years ago)
Thank you for letting me know. I will try to fix that. Thank you again 🙂