My 3 year-old is quite energetic. It takes a lot of patience just to get him to sit for a couple minutes and practice tracing letters, learning colors, naming shapes, etc. He is smart as can be and already knows his alphabet and letter sounds. Getting him to sit and learn to read, however, has been quite a challenge.
Enter Reading Eggs. This program is perfect for busy kids who don't want to sit for long periods of time. In five minutes or so, children are immersed in fun graphics, great sounds, entertainment, but best of all LEARNING. My son enjoys finding the letters in the various games, clicking on words and pictures and more. He actually comes and asks to go do 'school' online. He sits, interacts with me and the program and in a short amount of time is accumulating knowledge that helps him to better understand reading and sentence structure.
I highly recommend this program for any reading level. The biggest perk is that the lessons are not too long and not too short... they are the perfect amount of time for toddlers and busy moms. The curriculum is fun, easy to follow and is straightforward. Some of the graphics are kind of odd, but it is not that big of a deal. The main character is fun to watch and listen to, the lessons are fun and the program in its entirety has proven beneficial for our toddler.