Beth is now at the stage where she is starting to write and recognise letters so I thought it was a great time to take a look at what we could do to support what she is learning.
I had heard of Reading Eggs before and as they offer a free trial I thought it would be a great opportunity to give it a good test to see if it was something that we could use longer term.
Beth is 4 and for a long time now after her bedtime story she will then choose a story to read to the many soft teddies in her bed … I love listening to her version of the story and it amazes me how much she remembers.
We have recently started to recognise letters wherever we go and she loves checking out books from the library at school to bring home and read together.
Sign Up Process – 14 Day Free Trial
It was easy to sign up to and best of all you don’t need to enter your credit card details as part of the free trial sign up as that always makes me a bit nervous. The steps are easy to follow, clear and quick.
It wasn’t long and we were getting started with our trial which gave us a really good feel for what Reading Eggs is all about and how it works. There is no better way to find out if it’s something you would like to spend money on other than try it yourself and I think it’s great that they offer a good amount of time to test it out.
You can sign up for free at their website
Using The Laptop
Beth was already used to using the mouse and laptop from school as well as enjoying playing on the Cbeebies website so she took to the Reading Eggs site very quickly and before I knew it she was clicking on the ‘a’ that was bouncing up from here and there. It’s great to also improve on their general mouse moving and clicking skills too.
There are also apps available for your phone or ipad as well if you don’t have a computer your child can access.
Test Their Level
One thing that is really great about Reading Eggs is that before you start you fill out a questionnaire so the site can get a good idea of where to start with your child. We were starting at the beginning with the basics, but equally this would be just as good to help an older child who already has reading skills.
The age range this targets is from 3 to 7 years old.
The games are short and very good at focussing on a single letter so by the end of the short game Beth was confident in then identifying which letter it was.
I also like how it gives them an option to play again at the end of each game.
There is a very structured path that the child follows, which is good for them to see how far they have come
Reading Eggs Cost
You can either purchase a 6 month subscription for £29.95 or a 1 year subscription for £39.95. They also offer book packs that you purchase as part of your subscription and through their online shop to support learning further.
Full prices can be found on their website.