Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reading Eggs - Review

The kids have a new favorite game - Reading Eggs! It's full of online reading games and activities for kids ages 3-7. (Children that have more experience reading and can tackle early chapter books might benefit from Reading Eggspress, which is geared toward kids ages 7-13.) The review was originally set-up for Alyssa (3 yr) to play, but Jake (6 yr) saw just how much fun she was having that I set-up a trial account for him as well. He took the placement test to ensure that he started at the appropriate level and didn't have to waste time doing activities that were way too simple. He thought it was so cool that he got to skip the first 6 maps and 60 lessons!

As the students progress through the lessons, they earn golden eggs that can be used to purchase various items. They also unlock places such as My House, Puzzle Park, and Driving Tests. Usually, these are the aspects that draw my kids into learning games. They love dressing up their character, buying new outfits, getting new pets, and the like. Reading Eggs has kept their interests though with just the fun games! They ventured into the Playroom once or twice, but headed right back to the lessons. Major plus in my eyes. 

They also have printable activity sheets that correspond to each lesson. The students practice tracing and writing the letters, matching the letter sounds to words, coloring pictures, reading sentences and matching them to the appropriate pictures, and much more. My kids have really enjoyed this hands-on part as well.

The only thing I have not liked about this program is that the volume level is not consistent. I cannot have the kids playing while my 2-year-old is napping. Otherwise, I have to stand next to them and constantly change the sound up - down - up - down, depending on which activity they are doing. For instance, when the ant, your guide of sorts, is talking the volume needs to me quieter. When you hear just the woman's voice, the sound needs to be turner louder in order to hear properly.

Reading Eggs has a few different purchasing options:
Monthly Subscription - $9.95
6 Month Subscription - $49.95
1 Year Subscription - $75.00
* Add a second or third child and receive 50% off their subscription price.

They also have other products for sale like book packs, activity books, and flashcards. Reading Eggs offers all the tools your child needs to learn how to read and how to continue to improve. We've loved our subscription to Reading Eggs. A program that has my children begging to play and wanting to learn is a winner to me!

You can read other TOS Crew reviews HERE.

* I was given a temporary subscription in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 
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1 comment:

  1. I did not notice that about the sound. It seems our house is always so loud anyway! lol