My daughter, Miranda, reviewed Reading Eggs with me. With the new workbooks, we can solidify her reading with 240 Essential Reading Skills for First Grade.
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Reading Eggs Workbook Review
We received a Reading Eggs workbook in the mail with 240 essential reading skills for first grade. This is a very colorful workbook with lots of activities per lesson to help enhance children's reading skills. They have the opportunity to color, draw pictures, circle and cross out words. There are letters, chunks of letters and words to write to help them learn and so much more.
An Online Subscription
An online subscription is available that has reading games and activities to do online. I was given a free trial for Miranda to try out. The online subscription can be used alone, without purchasing the workbook. Or the workbook and subscription can be purchased and used together. In that situation, the lessons do match up with what is taught.
You can start with a placement test to see where your child should start or start at the beginning of the program. The workbook refers to the online subscription at the bottom of some pages and it will say, “I finished this lesson online” in a yellow colored section.
I tested this out myself before I allowed Miranda on it and I was able to go back in and reset Miranda afterwards so she could be tested. I tried out lesson 61, which is the first lesson in the workbook that mentions being online.
When I went in myself to do a sample lesson, I was surprised at how long it takes. I spent about twenty minutes on the lesson (trying to hurry) and Miranda takes longer so I plan for that time accordingly. The online program does have her learning the same words that she learns in the book. I like to have her do the book pages, then the next day do the computer lesson and repeat.
How We Used It
I did not have Miranda use the computer portion of the program for this review. I have just started that with her this week. Her younger brother, Mason, was very excited about it so we signed him up for a free trial too. During the review time, my computer and internet services (we live in the country and have had lots of thunderstorms lately) were “not well”. I am so thankful that for this program, the workbook is really all that you need.
At the beginning of the workbook, there is a “Year Planner” that tells what your child should do each day that they have a lesson. It tells what the lesson focus is, the book pages that should be completed that day, the phonic letters and sounds that will be learned, the phonically decodable words used, the high-frequency sight words used, and the skills the child should be able to do when the lesson is completed. As a homeschool mom, I love having that planner! I don't have to figure out for myself how many pages should be done in a day.
Below is a sample of a part of the book. As you can see, Miranda had many ways to help these words to stick in her brain. We were confused about the third photo down in section 2 on this one because to us, the photo looked like the children were playing tag, but that was not an option to choose from for an answer. There is not an answer guide at the back of this workbook so we decided to put “tip” as the answer thinking maybe that is what tag is called in another country or something? You can also see that yellow highlight section at the bottom of the page that tells you to do something online. There is a little book that comes up in the online subscription too. At this level, you can choose to have the book read out loud to you.
Here are some more examples of how Miranda learned these words. I like that they have her repeat writing the same word, “my” over and over. I think repetition is key sometimes.
Below she had the opportunity to label the pictures. I think that is also a great way to firm things up in her mind what the word looks like to go with the picture and is a key to helping a child learn to read.
I like using the workbook, it's good so far! The pages are colorful and I like the little drawings.
There are so many choices: you can use either the workbook by itself, the online subscription by itself, use the workbook and online subscription together, then there are the Reading Eggs book packs that are also available to choose from. I think I like the idea of using the workbook and online subscription on different days. It seems like if I go over 30 minutes with Miranda's learning time, she is not as interested and wants to move onto a different topic, or at least get out of her chair for a while! This program is helping Miranda learn to read with just the workbook alone so I am very happy with it.
Update: In October 2018, I paid for the online curriculum for a 6 month subscription for both Miranda and Mason to cover the rest of the homeschool year and we love it! Now my kids have tried the Math Seeds and other online games and they ask to “play” it after school hours too!
How To Find Them:
- Website: https://readingeggs.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/readingeggsUSCA/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/readingeggs/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readingeggs/
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/readingeggs/
The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has a great team of homeschool parents that also reviewed this workbook and other products from Reading Eggs so click the banner below to see all the reviews:
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Karen Trinkaus says
Thank you for including pics of the inside of the workbooks. That was super helpful as their website doesn’t show you much.