Location: United States
Topic: Reading eggs Posted: 09/Dec/2011 at 9:42pm
My name is william and i am a stay at home home schooling
dad of three kids, my youngest two kids, aged 5 and 7 are
the ones using reading eggs. (my other is 15)
My youngest was not so excited about learning to read and
we were not pushing her in any way shape or form, my wife
and i both believe it will happen when it happens and so
we were letting it go based on her desire.
Well we got reading eggs on the trial period and at first
she was not to happy about "learning to read," Then she
saw what her sister was getting to do on the reading
express site and she was eager to learn to read and learn
her letters. (she had already had most of the sounds down
and some of the letters by recognition but wasn't as i
said really excited about it) So that she could go to the
mall and the other places you can go on reading express.
Now we can't get her off the site (we have been on
vacation this week and so they haven't been on) and have
to watch her carefully as she will go and get on a
computer and type in "rea", then follow the address bar
as it spells the rest out for her and gets on.
She loves the "characters" but gets bored pretty quickly
with the same set of skills and same games as she says
"over and over again," she continues on so that she can
learn to read and get to reading express. She also loves
watching her egg count go up. She knows that means she is
learning to read and learning her letters
The best part for us as parents is watching her "learn"
and watching her get excited about learning. She is
always telling her mom or grandparents what letters and
sounds she is working on and how she spells different
So reading eggs is a big winner in our book, and even
though i agree with my daughter about the repetitiveness
of the skill sets and the games i understand it a wee bit
more than she does and know the need for such repetitiveness. She is at the third game board and has
slacked off somewhat from playing but it is sitll a great
thing for her and for us.
As for my seven year old, i was not expecting much from
reading express for her. she has been reading since she
was three and spelling since she was four. Yet she is
enthralled with it as my five year old.
While the reading and the question are very little
challenge to her she keeps going (and therefor learning
more and comprehending more) so that she can buy stuff
for her house and for her girl. Her biggest challenge is
the timed events, she read each question thoroughly
instead of just the context of the sentence or the words
and so it slows her down in timed events. She too does
not like playing the same games over and over for points
but does so to earn the money to go to the mall.
All in all reading eggs is a great set of skill set and
learning games for kids whether they read or do not have
that ability yet. early readers or just learning readers
will find lots of stuff to do here to keep the interest
Thank you Reading eggs for the free time and thank you
for help my kids learn to read and comprehend.
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