TOS Sweet Critique: Reading Eggs

Reading Eggspress

What: Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress

Cost:  $9.95/month, $49.95 for six months, $75.00 for 12 months

Recommended Ages:  3 to 13 and older

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What is Reading Eggs?

 

Reading Eggs is an online program that uses interactive stories and games to help children learn to read.  By focusing on sight words and phonics, Reading Eggs takes children through 100 lessons helping them building their spelling, reading, and reading comprehension skills.

What is Reading Eggspress?

 

Reading Eggspress is similar to Reading Eggs, but it is designed for an older group of children, namely ones in grades 2-7.  In addition to the methods used in Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress utilizes ebooks, learning resources, and competitive games to help children build their reading and comprehension skills.  It uses both fictional and factual texts.

Our Thoughts

 

OK, I’m not going to lie.  When this came up for review, I wasn’t all that interested.  Then I found out they had a component for older kids, and I thought maybe it could  be alright.  But Babydoll already reads well, and has done so for quite some time.

So, so wrong was I.  She absolutely loved Reading Eggspress, and despite the fact that she can read well, she can always use some practice in comprehension.  In addition, the knowledge she has gained from reading the factual texts is priceless.

We’re fans of Reading Eggspress!  It’s fun, it’s colorful, it’s educational, what’s not to like?

Parents can access tracking reports so they know what their child has been doing and can monitor the results of the program.  Kids can earn rewards as they progress through the program, which Babydoll loves.

Babydoll’s favorite game was the “Quote Quest”, a game which involved searching for orbs throughout the world {with the aid of hints} that build the quote for you.  The quotes were from various books.

I definitely recommend Reading Eggspress {or Reading Eggs, if you have a younger child}.  If you have a struggling reader, the colorful fun world might be just what they need to push forward, and if you have a seasoned one, the knowledge they’ll gain is still worth every penny!

You can try the program for free, so why not give it a shot?

Here are a few screenshots from the game:

What Did Others Think?

 

Check out this page to find out what other members of the Crew thought about the program!

True Confessions:  We were provided with free access to Reading Eggs in order to facilitate our review.  All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. You may also be interested to look at http://www.ZooWhiz.com . ZooWhiz is a new FREE online learning system for kids aged 5 – 15. It covers maths, reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar. It’s free to use at home and school. Kids parents and teachers are really enthusiastic about it and our user base is growing rapidly.

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