Our Reading Eggs Progress

We’ve been learning with Reading Eggs for some time now, and you can read more about our progress so far here. Today I want to share an update on how Little Man’s been finding the programme and also to tell you more about Reading Eggspress, as Boo is now using and enjoying that.

Reading Eggs and Mathseeds with Little Man

Little Man started to use this around September last year as he turned three. He enjoyed it straight-away, though also enjoyed deliberately making mistakes! Back then I noticed that his attention would wander, whereas now, just a few months on, he can move quite quickly through each game and stage as he is happy to keep on playing for quite some time. It’s something that he asks to do regularly, a clear sign of his enjoyment.

Little man and reading eggs programme

reading eggs with little man

It does help that we use a touch screen with this so that he can easily negotiate it himself, with very little input needed from me, and he does like to be in control in that way. He’s still showing a preference for the Mathseeds over the Reading Eggs and remains more confident with his numbers than letters. His counting is developing along with his knowledge of shapes and recognition of the numerals. With Reading Eggs, he has recently started to be able to identify the first sounds/letters in words and has started to take an interest in them.

Overall, he’s really happy using the programme and is excited when he completes games and levels, especially when he gets certificates, and I can see how it’s helping him to learn.

Reading Eggspress with Boo

This programme is designed for 7-13 year olds, and though Boo is only just 6, she reads very well for her age so this is appropriately challenging for her. She’s moved beyond Reading Eggs which teaches children phonics, blending and recognition of certain sight words and basic reading skills. She now reads fluently, so the comprehension aspects of reading and the recognition and spelling of more difficult words are her next stage. Reading Eggspress is brilliant for this, and as with the other two programmes, makes it fun along the way.

Reading Eggspress comprehension

There are lessons to work through, as with Reading Eggs and Mathseeds, so a clear progression can be identified. You are able to select the year group level at the outset so that you are receiving the right level of learning and support.

As well as the lessons, amongst other things there is a stadium, trophy room, targets, English skills section and a library which in itself is hours worth of fun and learning. This is one of Boo’s favourite elements, as once in the library you can select to read from various genres, choose books and read to gain eggs and cards as rewards.

Reading Eggspress

reading eggspress library book

Reading Eggs is brilliant for Boo as she does already love to read and understands the kind of learning that comes next in the form of comprehension activities. She enjoys this and I can see how it could support her learning for years to come.

Reading Eggs are currently offering a FREE 4 week trial, which is exactly how I got started with Reading Eggs in the first place, back when Boo was a pre-schooler. Give it a go, and do pop back and let me know what you think.


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20 thoughts on “Our Reading Eggs Progress”

  1. We are in the middle of our four week trial and I like it. My 3 year old loves to make mistakes deliberately too! He finds the session a bit long, and his attention wanders (whereas he can play Lego for hours!) but I wonder how much of that is because he does mess about getting it wrong!
    Good to see it grows with them too.

    1. Yes, that could be the reason! Since my son gets more right, he does stick to it for that bit longer, I’ve noticed.

  2. This sounds great – glad to hear that both Boo and Little Man are enjoying it and that it is helping them both with reading and numeracy skills. I think Jessica would love this – will have to sign up for the free trial and give it a go 🙂

  3. I have tried ReadingEggs too and my 4 year old simply loves it so I bought its subscription. I print the activity sheets so that she can practice them also. However, I am confused on whether to buy ReadingEggs book packs too or not. Did you buy those too? I am just careful in investing too much with limited budget of mine and secondly, since I do not live in UK, the shipping price to my country , i.e. Finland, makes them even more expensive. What do you suggest?

    1. Lovely to hear that she loves it! I’m not sure about the books as we just use the online activities ourselves which seems enough for my kids?

  4. This sounds great, and it will be something I will look in to for Boo – I am sure she will love it! It’s such a great idea to help make reading and learning fun!

  5. We love Reading Eggs here too. Sounds like Little Man is really enjoying it – it’s amazing the difference a few months can make to their concentration! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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