Helping boost confidence with Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs

Like many parents of primary aged children, we have just had this terms parents evening.

Isaac and Eliza are doing brilliantly and the school are happy with their progress and Sebby is has settled in well.

Like many children in Reception, he is one of the youngest in the year and reading is proving to be a bit of a challenge. He loves watching alphablocks on the television and is starting to know some of the basic words in books, but he would much rather work out what is going on in the story using the pictures.

His teacher has been fabulous with him and has suggested a different approach to reading at home. Instead of sounding our each individual letter in a word; B-O-A-T, we now make the sounds; B-OA-T which seems to be helping, but there is more we can do to help.

Reading Eggs is a multi-award winning online learn to read programme for children aged 2–13. It has been used by over 10 million children and 12,000 schools worldwide.

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs marries school and home reading perfectly and Sebby’s teacher is happy for us to use it alongside his book reading. We simply make a note in his reading record which one he has completed that day.

Like many children his age, Sebby loves technology and getting to use the iPad is considered a treat. Reading Eggs is a win/win for us, as he gets his iPad reward, yet I know it is helping him with his reading at the same time. You can also use it on Android and PC.

Reading Eggs uses the five pillars reading which all children need to become confident readers: phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading for meaning, but it does this using thousands of interactive activities, motivating rewards and songs.

Reading Eggs

It has a helpful parents area so you can see how your child is doing, with features such as assessing his reading age, checking his phonics skills and if he knows his sight words (easy to read words that you find in everyday text).

For children that like to receive rewards, it celebrates every achievement with songs, fireworks or cheers and awards them certificates when they achieve a level. We have agreed that for every certificate Sebby earns, he gets a sticker on his reward chart.

Reading Eggs

It really surprised me how quickly he took to it and he got so excited by his progress that I had to stop Eliza and Isaac joining him and helping him with the answers. At the beginning of the program it does some basic tests with him to help asses his current level of knowledge and I was very proud that it assessed him at age 5, a few months ahead of his fifth birthday.

Reading Eggs

For older children like Eliza and Isaac, Reading Eggs builds on their knowledge and understanding by reading the e-book and answering the quiz that follows or using the dictionary to get detailed definitions so they understand the word meanings and how they are used.

See why over 91% of parents report a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading ability within weeks by claiming your 4 week FREE trial* of Reading Eggs at before 18th April 2018.

Disclaimer: Offer is only available to new customers. Ends 18th April 2018.

24 thoughts on “Helping boost confidence with Reading Eggs

  1. Kristina says:

    haha this is brilliant! I havent heard of it before but it is a great way to encourage kids to read more 🙂 it looks super fun as well x

  2. Stephanie says:

    These apps and software are great for kids to dogs bit of extra learning hit made fun

  3. Jenni says:

    I didn’t realise they had a junior version, going to try this with my son x

  4. This sounds amazing. Reading has been a challenge for us and I’m going to take a look at this as I think this would really appeal to my daughter!

  5. This is such a great device to keep children having fun and learning at the same time! Confidence for a child is very important!

  6. Danielle says:

    I have been hearing lots about reading eggs and it’s definitely something I will be using when my daughter is of reading age.

  7. emma white says:

    oh I love the sound of this mine are all a little too old now but would recommend this to my ,mummy friends with younger kids for sure

  8. This is a great way to encourage kids to read more or to practice their reading. I love how easy it is to understand. It’s a great learning tool for them!

  9. This sounds like something I need to get my daughter, she is in reception too and is one of the younger children and is a bit behind with her reading due to a speech delay so this sounds ideal for her xx

  10. I need to check this out for my kids. They are very interested in reading at the moment.

  11. This sounds like such a great bit of tech to help with reading confidence and checking understanding. Every child should have one! xxx

  12. Anosa says:

    My nephew struggled a bit when he was at reception because it wasn’t entertaining enough for him but then they changed the teaching approach and it took to it, I love the looks of Reading Eggs

  13. I have just de registered my daughters from school so i am looking for things we can do at home.

  14. Alex says:

    We used reading eggs with our daughter when she was smaller – they are fab and so good for helping them to gain confidence!

  15. I could do with getting this for our son. He doesn’t start school here in Portugal until he is 6 so if it helps get him ahead then it’s worth it!

  16. Eva Katona says:

    I need to look into this. My 4 yo is quite hyperlexic, he knows he’s letters since 18 month old and no can read a few words too. All by himself. A program like this would gently encourage him to move a bit more forward with his skills.

  17. Sonia Cave says:

    We had a go at this…..I was the one who couldn’t get the hang of it and kept getting frustrated with it all…but it might be to do with the fact I was trying to do it on a phone…tiny screen and fiddly!

  18. I’ve seen a lot about Reading Eggs recently and it does look like a really interactive way of supporting children’s reading. I need to look into it properly for my daughter 🙂

  19. My children love Reading Eggs! It has been particularly good for my six year old son who was a reluctant reader.

  20. Talya says:

    Reading Eggs really helped get my daughter kick started on her reading I would also definitely recommend the programme too. She made great strides with it.

  21. We are an HE family and live reading eggs we have been using it since Sebastian was 2 and it is brilliant he is now 4 and reads way beyond what is expected

  22. This looks like such a good tool in helping kids to read, I remember how much my brother struggled also being one of the youngest in his year so I know how much this would have helped him x

  23. Cathy Glynn says:

    I love this. It is so important to give our children the means to read. I’m sure Grace would have had hours of fun completing the tasks.

  24. What a great way to help kids gain confidence at home. I’m sure this must translate well to the classroom.

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