5 Weeks of Free Reading Lessons & an iPad Mini Giveaway! #ReadingEggsUS

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My little girl (Lil’ Foodie) struggles with learning due to her autism.  On top of an extensive after-school therapy schedule, we’ve found that using iPad apps helps her quite a bit with grasping new concepts and helping her retain things she has learned.  Over the past couple years, she has gotten quite adept at maneuvering her iPad, and despite being behind her typical peers, she is making progress.  Because of this, I wanted to try out the Reading Eggs program with her.

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As a parent with an autistic child, I’ve learned to look at every aspect of a teaching tool with a seemingly microscopic eye.  Small things that would be easy for most kids to adapt to, stumble my daughter up.  Once she learns a concept, it also has to be taught to her in several other ways, so she will understand that the lesson is useful beyond the isolated manner it was originally taught.  The Reading Eggs program has much that works for her, but there were a few things that tripped her up, and I had to help her onto something she could work with.  Overall, I would say it is a good program though, and more typical learners should not have these issues.  I would certainly say the free 5 week trial (No credit card required… isn’t that refreshing!) would be a smart choice for any parent of a young reader.

Reading Eggs is a fun educational a website for children 3-13 years.  There are also apps available for  iOS and Android devices, as well.

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Young children and those like my daughter with developmental delays may benefit more from the Reading Eggs program on app for iPad or Android, over the website.  Once you sign up for free trial, you can access Reading Eggs easily through the apps.

How Reading Eggs Works

Reading Eggs first introduces children to the shapes and sounds of letters through repetitive activities.  The short games switch quick enough to keep kids from getting bored though.

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The program soon moves on the short site words.  There is a strong emphasis on building confidence along with phonics skills.

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More and more sounds and letters are added as the games progress.  Children build their reading skills in a fun and meaningful way.

reading eggs words

Many of the games appealed to Lil’ Foodie, and I think she will play it more during the coming months.  It often takes a month or two for her to warm up to a new game.  I liked the majority of the lessons.  Our only issues were a few images that were not as obvious to identify as I would prefer & a dot-to-dot activity dependent on counting skills in the early reading lessons.  This could be seen as teaching two skills at once, but it confused my daughter.  Your child may not have any issue.

What Reading Eggs has to Offer

Reading Eggs currently has 120 lessons for fledgling readers in the  3 to 7 year old age range.  For kids who already know the basics of reading, Reading Eggspress is perfect.  It helps them improve their reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills.  The program was developed by a team of highly skilled educators & software developers, and teaches kids phonics and sight words in an engaging format.

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In addition to the website and app is the library ebooks and printables.  We will be getting a lot of use from these.

With all this content and a FREE five-week trial with No credit card required… why on earth wouldn’t you give it a try?

The Read to Cure Challenge

The Read to Cure Challenge has a goal of raising $25,000 in funds for the National Children’s Cancer Society.  Reading Eggs is the sponsor and have promised to match every donation made up to this goal.

From February 3 to March 7, when children sign up for a FREE 5 week trial of Reading Eggs, family and friends are asked to encourage them to read as many books and complete as many Reading Eggs lessons as the can in a sponsored format.  Knowing their efforts will help children with cancer will be a great motivator for kids.

iPad Mini Giveaway

Register and activate the 5-week free trial on the Reading Eggs website between 1/20/2014 to 3/7/2014 with your name, child’s name and postal address (not publicly viewable). One winner will be selected to receive one (1) iPad Mini valued at $299.99.  Giveaway ends March 7th, 2014.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs.



Comments

  1. says

    That looks like a great program! I think even my early preschooler would enjoy it even though she is still a tad young for reading.

  2. says

    Our Kindergartner can’t read enough it seems. This would be great for her and the trial would be a great way to start!

  3. says

    This looks like an entertaining app that my grandchildren would enjoy. I’ll be sure to tell my daughter about it!

  4. says

    This looks like a great way to help kids with words and reading! I love things like this that are both fun and educational.

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