There has been much excitement in my house since the recent opportunity to try Reading Eggs. Never before have I had my children fighting over the computer to finish their school lesson. I have had to set time limits with each child so everyone gets a turn.
Reading Eggs was developed by experienced teachers, educations writers, animators and web developers as an online reading program for children ages 3 through 12. It focuses on a core reading curriculum of skill and strategies for sustained reading success through a variety of fun, animated activities rewarding children along the way. Reading Eggs is designed for beginning readers as well as your more fluent readers.
Each child is assigned their own map. Your child navigates through the map through Stepping Stones. The Stepping Stones Reading lessons builds on the prior learned lessons with adding new skills. You can expand on each lesson with printable worksheets, puzzles, games, songs and much more. After the completion of 10 lessons, a quiz has to be taken and passed before moving on to the next level. Any lesson can be repeated and as many times as necessary. The cool thing is earning eggs along the way. The eggs can be spent to buy accessories for your character or to fix his/her house and even play games.
My youngest is a very independent child and loves how he is doing his own thing. I love the fact that my 5 year old is able to move around through the program by himself. He is in Kindergarten this year and is able to finish his school work a lot sooner than my older two. Reading Eggs allows him to work quietly at his own pace while I continue working with my older two without interruptions. All the while, learning new concepts and building on old ones. He is building his confidence in reading while I know he is in a fun and safe online learning environment.