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Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Crack open Reading Eggs for extra learning

My broken wrist has made my life as a stay-at-home mom a lot more difficult. One thing that helps is our online subscription to Reading Eggs. It squeezes in extra learning for my preschooler without any effort from me.

The way Reading Eggs works is there are 12 maps with 10 lessons each. Every lesson has 11 activities.  My daughter took the placement test and began on map 3. At the end of map 3 she passed a simple quiz to move on to map 4.

Here’s why the former Kindergarten teacher in me loves Reading Eggs:

  • It’s systematic and sequential
  • It’s balanced (phonics and sight words)
  • It’s diagnostic (built-in assessments keep kids on track)
  • It’s FUN!
A drawback is that clicking with a mouse can be hard for little hands. We don’t have an iPad, but we do have a touch-screen computer. That really helps. However, some of the activities work better with the screen and some work better with the mouse. I need to be on standby in case my preschooler becomes frustrated.

My daughter has been playing Reading Eggs for three weeks now and I’m already seeing a big difference. Level 3 Bob Books are a lot easier for her now, and she has more confidence when sounding out words.

For more information about Reading Eggs, check out the detailed review on Sceleratus Classical Academy.

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