Reading Eggs has been educational and enjoyable for my son. This past summer, for three months, we used Reading Eggs and I saw some progress with his reading, but not quit like I was hoping. He logged on several times a week, but not like he should have. Summer was very busy for him, but he could have logged on more than he did. I say this because, Reading Eggs offers a lot of lessons and reading activities and it is imperative to log on everyday. It began to seem like it was nearly impossible to tap into everything. I found that when the three months was ending I realized that he needed to log on everyday.
Now we are in the fall semester and my son is using Reading Eggs again and we are doing things a lot different. Like I said, it offers a lot. This time around things seem to have fallen into place. We were doing some of the same lessons, games, etc. that we did over the summer, but the other day I stumbled upon what Reading Eggs calls the library that is in the Reading Express section. I was so excited. The library is a virtual library with lots of stories, that focuses on comprehension. At the end of every story there is a test and if my son does score at least 80 percent he does not pass. My son’s weak point has been comprehension. He has to read every night for 30 minutes. Now that I have discovered the library, we select a book from here and he reads and test every night, well at least 5 times a week. This is so much better than just reading every night and my asking him questions to see if he understands what he has just read. This past week, I have noticed that his grades are improving. He is more confident and is trying harder.
Reading Express challenges my son. Like Reading Eggs it keeps him very busy. We know toggle around on the site, between Reading Eggs and Reading Express.
Logging on to Reading Eggs is apart of our daily routine. Sometimes my son spends hours reading and playing and learning. He has never complained about it.
I wish I had done things differently the first time around, but we are now getting acclimated. I advise any parent that starts this program to remain focused on the areas your child needs the most help in, then go into the other areas. It seems like common sense, but like I said there is a wealth of information and it is easy to be drawn into everything on the site. We would click on something and then start the lessons and find ourselves focused in one area or either trying to tap into everything and loosing site of my sons weak areas. Now we are on the right path and are happy.
- The Reading Eggs program has been developed by a highly experienced team of teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers.
- Reading Eggs focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success and is suitable for children aged 3 through 12.
- Since launching in the United States and Canada in 2011, Reading Eggs has signed on more than 500,000 subscribers and presented more than 15 million lessons in North America.
Reading Eggs is definitely making a difference with my son’s reading. He is making progress. I plan on using Reading Eggs for a long while.
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