How will Reading Eggs teach my child to read?
You’ve been there to celebrate their first words and first steps. Now see your child read their very first book with Reading Eggs.
A comprehensive online reading program for kids
Reading Eggs was created by a team of elementary school teachers, education writers and developers with over 30 years of experience. The multi-award winning early learning resource supports your child’s reading skills with carefully designed online reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced, and highly engaging for children.
Reading Eggs is ideal for children aged 3 to 13 years. The program includes Reading Eggspress, which focuses on developing essential comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and usage skills in a fun and engaging way for children in grades 2 to 7.
Reading Eggs is also used in over 16,000 schools worldwide. Find out more here.
The home of reading success
Reading Eggs is designed by experts to help parents and homeschoolers facilitate the learning to read process.
Home is where so much of your child’s learning takes place. It is where they feel most confident, happy and supported. Studies prove that children who come from homes where reading is prioritized are already way ahead of their peers. The home is the ideal place to lay the building blocks for long term reading and academic success.
Reading Eggs provides your child with an educationally sound and highly enjoyable learning to read program. The structured online reading lessons make learning to read fun and easy to integrate into your daily routine.
By incorporating Reading Eggs into your child’s daily routine, you will be helping to prepare them for the same structured learning they will need to succeed and feel confident at school.
"Reading Eggs has been a terrific addition to our homeschool. Each of my three kids beg me to let them play and I think that is how Reading Eggs really differs from the others; it is not a chore for them to be using it. My two smallest are now able to recognize words in their own books, and my 7-year-old has learned to read fluently, solely from Reading Eggs. I will continue to use Reading Eggs for many years to come and cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Amanda B
The science behind learning to read
Reading Eggs is based on solid scientific research to give your child the best chance at reading success. Using the five essential keys to reading success, Reading Eggs unlocks all aspects of reading for your child. This includes thorough coverage of the research-based phonics method. Phonics is a fundamental part of learning to read, and refers to the relationship between sounds (phonemes) and their spellings (graphemes).
From the very first lesson children are motivated and excited to learn. And the journey continues over hundreds of online reading lessons and thousands of wonderful e-books, helping your child reach important reading milestones.
By using the five essential keys to reading success, Reading Eggs covers all aspects of reading and ensures your child experiences a comprehensive reading program. Reading Eggs provides children with the skills and confidence they need to learn in a fun and supportive learning environment.
The five essential keys to reading success
Reading Eggs consists of hundreds of structured lessons and activities that focus on a core curriculum of phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading for meaning. As your child embarks on their learning to read journey, these five essential aspects of literacy will ensure their reading success:
1. Phonemic awareness
The ability to hear and manipulate the different sounds in words.
Children develop phonemic awareness by learning about sounds (phonemes), syllables and words. Reading Eggs teaches phonemic awareness using a sequential series of skill-building activities that increase sound awareness.
From the earliest lessons in Reading Eggs, your child will learn to recognize rhyme, match letters and sounds, and listen to how sounds work to make words.
How Reading Eggs builds phonemic awareness:
• Interactive activities and games designed specifically to let your child play with words and sounds
• Features fun characters to help reinforce words, rhyme and word sounds
• Structured lessons designed to teach your child how to hear, segment, and substitute phonemes to make new words
Recognising the connection between letters and the sounds they make.
Phonics is the process of mapping the sounds in words to written letters. This is a very important reading skill that all children need, and features constantly throughout the Reading Eggs program.
Your child will learn how to decode words into sounds and encode sounds into words when they write and spell. This all happens within a wide range of activities that feel like games, to keep your child interested as they practice. Each lesson ends with a book matched to your child’s current ability, which lets them enjoy the thrill of reading on their own.
How Reading Eggs teaches phonics:
• Each lesson focuses on a single sound-letter combination
• Includes a wide range of interactive activities to specifically teach phonics skills
• Real books converted to digital format let your child put their phonics skills into action
• Your child can sing along to fun songs to help memorize key concepts
Understanding the meaning of words, their definitions, and their context.
Having an ever increasing vocabulary is a fundamental part of academic success. The more words we know, the better we are at reading and understanding the texts that we read.
Reading Eggs increases the number of words your child understands and uses as part of their working vocabulary. Your child will be introduced to new words throughout the Reading Eggs lessons with visual supports to provide context and boost retention levels.
How Reading Eggs builds vocabulary:
• Your child is constantly introduced to new vocabulary supported by clear visuals
• Provides over 2000 e-books organized by reading level and age to encourage reading
• Read aloud options for books in My Program let your child hear the sounds and correct pronunciation of words
• Your child will collect golden egg rewards to unlock exciting new items and games within the program to enhance their motivation
4. Reading Comprehension
Understand the meaning of text – both in story books and information books.
Great readers are involved in the stories they read. They imagine the characters and the adventures they have. They think about what is happening and they share the emotional journey of the book’s characters.
In nonfiction books, great readers gain new information, increase their vocabulary and link what they read with other sources of information to deepen their levels of understanding of new topics and concepts. This all shows that the reader has a full and rich comprehension of the texts they read. This is a complex skill that requires time and practice to develop fully.
To build active reading comprehension skills, Reading Eggs uses activities that scaffold your child’s understanding with a wide range of pre-reading activities to ignite their thinking. They will progress from learning words and their meanings to reading for meaning, moving from learning to read to reading to learn.
How Reading Eggs teaches comprehension:
• Teaches a core set of comprehension strategies that ensures your child fully understands what they are reading
• The interactive lessons in Storylands teach your child how to think through texts to gain deeper meaning
• My Program consists of books that build comprehension skills by providing a large number of interesting texts at the right reading level
The ability to read aloud with speed, understanding and accuracy.
Many skills build reading fluency. These include good phonic decoding skills, an increasing bank of high frequency words recognized at sight, and the amount of time children spend reading books at an appropriate level. The more children read, the better they are at understanding and reading with speed and accuracy.
Fluency is crucial for children as they build their reading skills. Reading Eggs achieves this through instructional activities that build children’s reading stamina. Just like any exercise program where your fitness increases over time, reading is a skill that needs time, effort and regular practice.
Reading Eggs makes this easy with a comprehensive program that takes your child from being a non-reader, all the way through to reading long chapter books. The depth of the program means that your child can continue their journey for as long as they need. Reading Eggs enables children to learn to read, and then helps them improve by building real, long term reading skills, empowering them to become lifelong readers and learners.
How Reading Eggs builds fluency:
• The instructional activities build fast and effortless word recognition
• Books with read aloud options help your child hear what an expressive and fluent reader sounds like
• The Driving Tests includes 45 tests covering sight words, phonics skills, and vocabulary in a fun and richly rewarding way.
“I just want to say thanks for creating such a brilliant learning tool. My 5-year-old absolutely loves playing [and] learning, and is reading confidently after only two weeks. I’m thrilled and am letting all [of] my friends know about your website. Thank you for making learning to read such a pleasure – for all of us.” – Sharon