Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Reading Eggs Review and Read to Cure Challenge

I received a free three month subscription in exchange for my honest opinions.  

What is Reading Eggs?  It is a comprehensive online program of reading lessons and e-books dedicated to teaching children ages 3-13 literacy skills for a lifetime of reading success.

What does Catherine think of Reading Eggs?  Catherine, age 3, loves Reading Eggs.  She asks to play several times a day and I am always the one who has to set a time limit.  It's still a "new" activity for her, so I will be sure to update you later if she is still as enthusiastic a couple of weeks from now.  (I hope she is!)

What do I think of Reading Eggs?  I have a great appreciation for any program that helps instill a love of learning and reading.  I love that Catherine can work through the lessons at her own pace.  After each lesson there is the option to repeat the lesson or move on to the next one. I am glad that there is a focus on learning phonics, I've seen some programs that downplay the importance of phonics.  I also like that it is a great introduction to working on the computer -- and helping strengthen her fine motor skills.

Are there any negatives?  Personally, I find some of the animations and "rewards" a little annoying.  However, Catherine always dances to the music and seems to really enjoy them, so maybe it's an age thing.  Also, and maybe this was a glitch, there was one game very early on where she had to "catch" fish with a certain word on them that simply went way too fast.  I had to play the game for her in order for us to continue.  (And I did not get a perfect score!)

Anything else that you should know?  Over ninety percent of parents notice an improvement in their child's reading ability after using Reading Eggs.  The program is compatible with PC, Mac, iPad, and Android.  There is a money back guarantee.

Would you like to try it?  Click here for a free five week trial.  (For new customers only.)  If you try it, I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions!

Also, I'd like to tell you about The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge.  From February 3, 2014 to March 7, 2014 your child can join thousands of children across the United States taking part in the Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge.  This is an effort to inspire children to read while raising funds for The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS).  The goal is to raise $25,000.  Additionally, Reading Eggs will match every donation made up to this amount! 

Are you curious?  Would you like to learn more about the causeThe Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge aims to help the NCCS realize their mission to improve the quality of life for children with cancer. All money raised will help provide financial, emotional and educational support for children and families battling childhood cancer. Learn more about the NCCS at www.thenccs.org. 

If you like the sound of that, then you need to know: how does the Read-To-Cure Challenge work?  Children sign up for a FREE 5 week trial of Reading Eggs, the popular online reading program for 3–13 year olds.  From February 3rd to March 7th they are encouraged to complete as many books and Reading Eggs lessons as they can. Friends and family can sponsor their reading efforts, with all  money raised going to the NCCS. 

There are great prizes up for grabs for the top 3 children who read the most books and the top 3 children who raise the most funds! 

The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge is a FREE event. To start fundraising, children will be set up with their own fundraising web page and you can email family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts with donations! 

Signing Up: Parents, sign up for your free trial of Reading Eggs HERE!  After you log in add your child to your account.  Once your child is set up in the dashboard they need to click on the button on the left hand side bar prompting them to join the challenge. Parents, you can always come back here to see your child’s progress in the challenge. From there it is easy to follow the prompts to customize your child’s very own fundraising page.

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  1. Your daughter is so adorable! My own daughter enjoyed this program for awhile in our homeschool. ~ Kimberly

  2. Looks like a really cute program. I have learned great things about them.

    Michelle F.

  3. I've been considering this program. My daughter is 3, and I know she desperately wants to read and use the computer. This might just be the thing for her.

  4. Tis Is Great Will Have To Get My Kids!!

  5. Reading Eggs sounds really great and your daughter is as cute as can be!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  6. I am not sure if I have already tried a free trial of Reading Eggs (I have a very bad memory). If we did, I doubt we would be able to have another free trial. I would have loved to have the children involved in that challenge, it sounds great.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing with Toddler Idea Tuesdays. I hope to see you back again.

    1. Also wanted to let you know that you were featured as 1 of the 2 most popular posts that linked up last week.
      And yes, I remembered that we have tried the free trial. My girls really did like Reading Eggs. Just couldn't afford to keep it.
      Thanks again for sharing.

  7. We have used Reading Eggs here and there as well. Overall the kids really do like it, so like you mentioned, anything that can help kids love reading is a good thing! I do have a few personal dislikes of the program as well, but overall, it is fairly well done, and is certainly can be a good option for teaching reading. I personally think some of the skills involved in some of the games (not the reading skills, but the "mouse" skills) are a little hard too, lol. My 3 year old would definitely struggle. My 5 and 7 year old have no difficulty though. Just curious, did you like the overall progression of how the various "sounds" and sight words are introduced?


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