Reading Eggs is designed for 3-13 year olds. The program begins at an absolute beginner level, so children need no prior knowledge to start. There are two programs within Reading Eggs – Reading Eggs for 3-7 year olds and Reading Eggspress for 7-13 year olds.
The Reading Eggs program has been developed by a highly experienced team of teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers. It focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies which are essential for sustained, reading success. It completely supports what children learn at school.
Yes, Reading Eggs starts at the beginning and teaches every skill your child needs to learn to read. Children as young as three can use the program to prepare for their first years of school. With younger children, it’s best for lessons to be done more than once as young children love repetition and replaying lessons will really support their learning. Reading eggs lessons can be replayed as often as you like.
Some children don’t enjoy reading because of early failures, while other children struggle to retain the many skills and concepts needed to become successful readers. Working on the computer or tablet device is a great way for children to build skills. They can progress at their own rate and if they are having problems, lessons can be repeated as many times as they want. The program has been successful with children with learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and other struggling readers.
For children with reading difficulties, repetition is one of the keys to success, and the Reading Eggs games and activities are fun to do, so children will enjoy repeating them.
At the end of each map, your child will have to complete a quiz. After completion of this quiz you will receive a personalised email, describing your child’s reading progress and the skills and concepts covered. Each learner also has their own web-based dashboard which displays an overview of the reading skills covered and number of books read.
Reading Eggs unlocks all aspects of learning to read for your child, focusing on a core curriculum of phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading for meaning. The program is based on solid scientific research and focuses around the five essential keys to reading success – phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. For a more detailed overview of how Reading Eggs works, visit the About page.
The program is a sequential series of lessons that starts at a complete beginner’s level. It develops essential reading skills in a progression that will take a non-reader through to a grade 2 reading level.
Yes, the Reading Eggs book packs are a great way to access the program. Each Reading Eggs book pack comes with 10 reading books and an access code that opens a 14 day subscription to the online program. The book packs also contain a progress map with stickers. After each lesson, you can add stickers to the map as a reward and to mark progress. This great feature adds to the rewarding experience and improves motivation.
Reading Eggs Activity books are another great Reading Eggs resource. These books include a matching writing lesson for every reading lesson. These full color activity books are an excellent way to reinforce and extend what children are learning online. The link between reading and writing is a strong one. Research shows that the act of writing is an excellent way to reinforce reading and phonic skills.
You only need to be there for the first lesson, to make sure that your child knows their way around and understands what to do. After that, it’s entirely optional, but it can be fun to watch if you have the time.
We have worked hard to make this the best online educational website for young children. It has everything that children love to do. The games, the songs, the variety of activities and the many rewards all work together to make learning to read an exciting, fun and enjoyable experience.
The Reading Eggs program has been designed to get children reading as quickly as possible. To do this, we initially need to focus on the sounds and high frequency words that will enable children to read their first simple words and sentences. We want children to learn how letters make words and how these words can make sentences – sentences that they can read. This is why the program does not progress in alphabetical order as Reading Eggs is all about learning the skills and strategies that are important when you are learning to read. Very early on in the program children learn that what they read has meaning and it makes sense. They also experience real success – children read their first story book in lesson 9 – and this is what learning to read is all about, reading books for meaning and enjoyment.
After every five or so lessons each child earns enough golden eggs to go to the Games section. Here they can choose a game to play. As children work through their reading lessons, they are concentrating, working hard and achieving as they learn many new reading skills. We want children to know that we realize that they are working hard in their learning. They deserve a reward for their efforts and sometimes they simply want to play. That’s what these games are for – a fun way to say well done!
Simply log in to your Reading Eggs account. On the dashboard screen, click on the green ‘Purchase’ button at the top of the screen. If you are logged in and you can not see the ‘Purchase’ button you need to navigate to the Dashboard page within your account. If you are in your child’s map you will need to click ‘Bye’ on the left hand side of the map. If you do not have an account simply click here to register for a free trial.
Your child’s progress will be retained when you purchase an online subscription. To retain the progress you need to ensure that you are logged in to your account which has the progress you wish to retain. If you are purchasing over the phone you need to advise the customer service team that you are extending an existing account.
Yes, you can use Reading Eggs on iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and mini with a minimum Operating System of 6.0. For more information please click here. You can also access the Reading Eggspress Library of over 2000 online books on your iPad.
Yes, you can use Reading Eggs on Android devices with Operating System 4.1, Jelly Bean or later. For more information please click here.
Make sure you have the latest chrome version on your tablet. Open the chrome browser and type chrome://flags on the address bar and enter. Scroll down and look for ‘Enable WebAudio’. Enable it and relaunch the browser.
Some users have reported problems with Flash when not using the latest version. If some of the animations stop unexpectedly you may find that updating to the latest version of Flash helps. The latest version of Flash can be downloaded here
Updating Adobe flash player will usually resolve the following issues:
The Facebook login feature is a secure and easy way to log in to your Reading Eggs account. To log in with Facebook, please ensure the email address you have used to register your Reading Eggs account is identical to the one used to register your Facebook account. Students are unable to use this feature.
When you register, Reading Eggs sends an activation email to the email address you supplied. The email may go to your junk mail, so be sure to check all areas of your email inbox. If you have not received the activation email within 15 minutes your registration may not have been successful. Try to register again using a unique login name.
If you have tried to reset your password and you need to reset each time you login you may have the correct password but the wrong username. Your username is detailed in the email which is sent to your email when you reset your Reading Eggs account password.
All you need to supply is a computer and the ability to set your child up on it at least two times per week. The program works best on a broadband connection.
You can contact our friendly customer service staff on +1 877-661-4898 or email email@example.com
Most problems with Reading Eggs can be fixed by following the troubleshooting steps below. Try these steps in order. If one doesn’t fix the problem, move onto the next one. If you need any help, please contact our friendly customer service team.
Go to your house and click on the Zoom icon. Now click on the floor of your house where you want to add the item. More buttons will now appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on the + button to add items. If you want to add items to your garden, zoom into your garden first and now add your items.
An avatar is an online character that children can make their own.
To change an avatar’s appearance, you simply need to log in to your account and navigate to ‘My Avatar’. You will be able to select a variety of items in the change room. You have lots of free items to choose from as well as extra accessories you can buy from the Shop. To pay for these you will need ‘golden eggs’, which you earn by completing lessons and puzzles. You need to visit the Shop and buy these items before you go to the change room.
Every child is unique and they can express this by creating their own online character, their avatar. This quirky egg-based character welcomes them back every time they return. This avatar is their very own creation and children can change this character as often as they like.
After each lesson children are rewarded with a great new Reading Eggs critter to add to their zoo. This collection continues to grow, the more reading lessons they complete. Children love collecting and our cute critters are fun to watch and fun to collect. The Reading Eggs critters also have a fun learning to read connection – go to your Critters page and check out each card and you’ll see that the critter cards have information that builds knowledge of the letter or sound that was the focus of the lesson.
The most recent update allows your child to explore additional destinations including Puzzles, Shop and their very own Reading Eggs house. It is jam packed full of educational fun, including 32 new brain stretching puzzles! The update is an extension of the Reading Eggs program, designed for 6-8 year olds who are just starting to stretch their reading wings.
My Program is a display board that makes it easier to access Reading Eggs lessons and books. Children can easily track their reading progress through My Program and view book recommendations with each lesson, as well as view their Spelling progress. My Program also includes special award videos that play when a child achieves a reading milestone.
So that children can easily access books to read that match their reading level. Every lesson now comes with 4 matching books – 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction titles.
There are more than 350 new fiction and nonfiction books for children to read. Each book has been carefully matched to the reading level of your child.
My Program begins at lesson 11. When children open up Reading Eggs they will see a board with their name on it, e.g. Jarrah’s program or Ella’s program. As a child progresses through Reading Eggs the My Program board reflects their progress. The My Program board shows each child which lessons they can do next, along with 4 books to read, and a suggested Spelling lesson. Each icon takes them directly to their chosen task.
Yes, all the books come with a read aloud function so that children can listen to a fluent reading of the book.
Yes all the books come with a comprehension quiz. These are short quizzes of 5 or 10 questions that check to see that children have understood what they have read.
No, they can choose to read the books or continue on with their lessons. The new books are completely optional but most children will enjoy the wide range of books provided.
If your child is on lesson 20, and they have read the lesson 20 books, the books they read will be replaced by earlier books in the program.
That’s simple, complete more reading lessons. Once a child reads all the books that match the lesson they are on, they need to complete more lessons to get more books and move up levels.
Yes, they are always in your child’s bookshelf. Just tap on the Books Read icon that appears on the My Program board to see and read all the books your child has read.
For the book to move to Books Read, children must pass the quiz for that book. Once the quiz is passed (and eggs earned) the book will move to your Books Read bookshelf.