Harry has always been very eager to learn new things which we’ve always encouraged. The majority of things like colours, counting, writing etc he has really enjoyed and has always been on target with. One thing we have seemed to struggle to encourage is reading though. He has just struggled and I don’t think he’s enjoyed it as much. We recently discovered reading eggs through a family member who said it really helped her little one. And as it has a 4 week free trial for new customers we thought why not?
Harry enjoyed it so much that we got in contact with Reading Eggs and they offered us a 12 month subscription to share our experience. The only problem we had was Harry found it difficult to use the laptop because we don’t have a mouse. But we soon discovered you can get it on the ipad and now you can’t get him off it! If you follow my Instagram stories you will probably have seen it feature lots.
It so easy to set up. It literally took a few minutes. You can have the same account for different children you just have a separate tab for them with their name and character (which we just discovered is customisable much to Harry’s delight) which is fab because I also set up a tab for Jack as they have a section for 2-4 year olds. I wasn’t sure he would be able to do anything having only just turned 2 but he loves it!
There is one where he has to put the colours into the correct places and he loves it. Below you can see him putting the coloured wheels into the correct colour flowers. We’ve also had cars, butterflies, ice cream and so on. He’s now on about 6 colours at a time.
He’s saying “I did it” in the above photo to Harry. He is so proud when he completes each one.
And now back to Harry. So he’s been doing it for almost a month now and he has come on amazingly. When you join reading eggs you have a set of 10 challenges that you complete and it’s like a game board where you move to the next spot. Harry kept saying I’m going to get a prize at the end. He has now completed his 10 steps and at the end was a certificate to say he had completed it and he was so proud and happy to receive it.
Before he started reading eggs he could not read a thing, I mean nothing at all. Today he had a challenge (in the above photo) to pick out the sentence ‘I am a cat’ out of a possible four and he got it right! Actually he got all 10 questions right. Which I think is a massive improvement.
Another feature I like is that I don’t have to watch him on it constantly because not only is it easy to navigate for him but I get regular updates on his progress through my email. Which of course is lovely to see but also I can send to family members that may be interested too.
I am super impressed and 100% recommend reading eggs if your child is not finding reading the easiest. There are 4 programmes;
- Reading Eggs Junior 2-4 years
- Reading Eggs 4-5 years
- Reading Eggs 6-7 years
- Reading Eggspress 7-13 years
So you really can start at any time. I’m so happy we have found this and Harry can continue to grow with it and build his confidence in reading. We’ve also discovered Mathseeds on the reading eggs website which Harry is looking forward to exploring too because maths is his favourite.
Has your child visited reading eggs? How have you found it?
*We were given a 12 month subscription for sharing our experience but all words and opinions are honest and my own.