My broken wrist has really cramped our ordinary Afterschooling schedule. One bright spot has been Reading Eggs. I purchased a subscription through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op and have been extremely impressed.
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!
The way Reading Eggs works is there are 12 maps with ten lessons each. Every lesson has 11 activities. My daughter took the placement quiz and began on map 3. At the end of map 3 she passed a simple quiz to move on to map 4.
- 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.
Jenna 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, please click here.
The unexplained true story of Princess Rip-Jaws:
Meanwhile, for those of you keeping track, this is what I look like these days:
My surgery went well and in two days I get a cast.