Have you ever been at the point of complete overwhelm in this technology-driven society?
If you consider all of the online learning options now available combined with the fact that nine of my children have to share one laptop, what this means for me is that I have to be diligent about searching out only the best resources for my kids. After all, there are only so many hours in a day, right?
When it comes to choosing learning games for my children then, it is imperative that I find programs that are effective, engaging, thorough, and straightforward.
(I received this product at no cost and was compensated for writing this post. All opinions are entirely my own.)
That’s why I love Reading Eggs.
Why Reading Eggs?
To say that my 4-year-old is precocious is a bit of an understatement. This child knows what she wants, when she wants it, and how she wants it, and woe to anyone who sees things differently. (Wink)
All joking aside, my daughter is one of those kids who has this unstoppable drive to be as independent as possible, so learning to read is first on her to-do list. Considering that she is so young, I really don’t feel that she needs to be sitting and doing worksheets all day. I want her to enjoy learning, and I don’t think that’s the way to do it.
As a 21st century child, she loves playing games online. Reading Eggs is the perfect combination of instruction, games, music, and more, so I don’t have to feel guilty about letting her spend time in front of a screen.
This screen time is well-spent.
How will this online game help kids to read?
First, let me just say that there are so many features to Reading Eggs. With hundreds of lessons and thousands- yes, thousands– of interactive games, this award-winning program is designed for children from 3 to 13 years of age.
It’s not just for preschoolers.
Recognizing that all children learn at their own pace, each and every child can progress on their own time. Parents can easily track this with the parent’s dashboard which provides access to each child’s growth.
What is Reading Eggs like?
Reading Eggs reminds me of a choose-your-own-adventure book. There are so many things to do. Any child could easily spend hours and hours on this app and still find new things to do. Each skill is approached in so many different ways that it’s almost guaranteed that it will be mastered.
The never-ending variety of activities absolutely thrilled my daughter. Some of her favorites were:
- Watching little musical videos that reinforce letters being learned (Some of them had her cracking up, laughing.)
- Playing fun games that enable children to memorize letters and words by sight (And here I might add that many of these games are fantastic for fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.)
- Being introduced to new “critters” as she progressed in her lessons
- Going into the playroom (Oh my, this was her absolute favorite. There are so many things to do!)
I can’t tell you how exciting it was for me to see my 4-year-old being able to distinguish words in sentences, such as “”I am Sam.” It began with small steps, like recognizing letter sounds and capital and lower case letters, but in no time at all, it progressed to actual words. Since she had so much fun doing it, she didn’t bat an eye at the increase in difficulty. It was all fun to her. She didn’t even realize she was “doing school”!
There’s just something about online learning, especially games, that makes grasping new concepts so much easier for children. Unlike the traditional logic that “learning isn’t all fun and games,” with Reading Eggs, it really is!
Have you been looking for supplemental reading games for your homeschool? From now through October 6, 2017, my readers can get a FREE 4-week trial of Reading Eggs by signing up on the Reading Eggs website!
Included in the free trial is access to:
- Reading Eggs Junior (for toddlers 2-4)
- Reading Eggs
- Reading Eggspsress
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