Besides reading books together, I’ve been trying out other ways for my son to learn to read, not very successfully, as you read on our first day back to homeschooling this year, and though he is progressing, nothing beats Reading Eggs!
I’ve recommended it before, see my list of top educational websites, but after a summer offline (for the kids anyway) it had been a while since he’d played.
Reading Eggs is an online reading program that teaches reading in a very fun and effective way!
It was developed by an experienced team of teachers, educational writers, animators, and web developers. It focuses on skills essential for sustained reading success and is for children ages 3-12.
Each child can customize their avatar, progress through levels and maps and collect eggs that hatch into silly creatures. Monkey always yells for me to come running, he gets so excited when a new egg is hatching!
The players also collect golden eggs they can cash in for enhancements to their avatar, it’s home, or other bonuses.There are songs and video games along the way that are really funny! They even make me laugh as he’s playing them! There is also a library with tons of great stories to read.
It took some coercing to get Monkey to play again after such a long break; he had forgotten how much he loved it! But, once I got him to try it again, he was laughing and learning and didn’t want to stop! Now he loves to play as much as possible as he did last year! It’s such a wonderful program!
And right now my readers can get access to it with a FIVE WEEK FREE trial!
Sign your child up to learn to read by 9/30/2013
before they go back to their usual two week trial.