Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Reading Eggs has been a staple in our house since we began homeschooling in 2017. My children have loved their time exploring Reading Eggs lessons, adored Mathseeds , and I've been able to watch them grow in leaps and bounds as they play. We received a one year subscription from Blake eLearning Inc and my three oldest students were thrilled to dive back into Reading Eggs! On day one of the review period, my son remarked, "This is the best learning day ever!"
Reading Eggs offers material for children 2-13. My 8, 6, and 4-year-old were able to explore different areas of Reading Eggs and learn at their individual levels. My students would work through a lesson 3-4 days per week.
My four-year-old used readings Reading Eggs Junior, which offers simple letter lessons as well as tons of educational games and videos. There's not an activity that she doesn't like, and every morning after breakfast, she asks to play Reading Eggs! Reading Eggs Junior’s material is suitable for pre-k students like her, but students aren’t limited to what they can access, so she’d also venture into the Reading Eggs and Mathseeds Lessons, which begin at a kindergarten level. One activity I encouraged her to practice involved sorting blocks to spell three letter words. It was a perfect exercise for her as she understands what letters say and is beginning to form words.
My 6 year old used Reading Eggs and Math Seeds starting at lesson 50 for first grade. The lessons seemed fairly simple for her, but I wanted to start her there for some fun extra practice. Online learning hasn't been a particular strong suit. Whenever she gets something wrong she informs me that the computer isn't working correctly- so that's how my day is going... nonetheless, she enjoyed the diverse learning games each lesson presented.
My 8-year-old was able to use Reading Express after having completed the entire Reading Eggs and Math Seeds program in the past three years. Mathseeds just "clicked" for him, and spurred him on a lifelong love of numbers. He was able to cruise through at his own pace and complete years of math at a quicker speed. Here's his proud "graduation" picture!
Reading Eggspress, designed for students 7-13 introduces children to real book, with comprehension questions and spelling practice. Older students are also able to enjoy the library of online books of every topic imaginable!
Whenever students complete a map at any level, they take a quiz and earn a certificate, which is proudly displayed on the laptop and then we print it and stick it on the fridge! Reading Eggs also sends parents email reports that go over what their child has learned and accomplished in the last map.
Since our last review of the Reading Eggs Workbook last fall, the program has expanded with new areas to explore! One change we noticed was that each lesson closes with a quiz, this is helpful to keep students from guessing their way though the maps, rather than learning. Mental Math is another new area for students to practice new math equations. There's an option to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Fast Phonics has also been added to help students master reading words!
Ultimately, our family gets so much out of our Reading Eggs subscription. From practicing words in Fast Phonics to learning entirely new math concepts in Mathseeds, and of course the step by step instruction reinforce with learning games to teach children to read with Reading Eggs! I highly recommend this program to homeschool families who are looking for proven, engaging, online learning for their students.
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