A Trusted Reading Program for Children Aged 3–13

Learning to read is one of the most important skills children can learn. ABC Reading Eggs makes the learning to read journey fun, interactive, and highly rewarding for ages 3-13 – and it’s based on solid scientific research.

You’ve been there to celebrate their first words and first steps. Now see your child learn to read their very first book with ABC Reading Eggs.

A comprehensive learn to read program

ABC Reading Eggs was created by a highly experienced team of Australian primary school teachers, writers and developers to help children become fluent and proficient readers. The multi-award winning early learning resource supports your child’s learning to read journey with carefully designed online reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced, and highly engaging for young learners.

Learning to read at home

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 prioritised 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.

ABC Reading Eggs provides your child with an educationally sound and highly enjoyable learn to read program that is not only fun and effective, but also easy to integrate into your daily routine.

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"“My son struggled with learning, but ABC Reading Eggs has shown him how bright and capable he really is. I was so surprised at how quickly his understanding of letters and words improved. Thank you for making reading easier and enjoyable for my son.” – Candice

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The science behind learning to read

The reason why over 91% of parents report a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading skills after using ABC Reading Eggs is because the program is based on solid scientific research. Using the five essential keys to reading success, the program 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.

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, guiding and motivating your child at every step of the way.

The five essential keys to 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. ABC Reading Eggs teaches phonemic awareness using a sequential series of skill-building activities that increase sound awareness.

From the earliest lessons in ABC Reading Eggs, your child will learn to recognise rhyme, match letters and sounds, and listen to how sounds work to make words.

2. Phonics

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 ABC 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 and engaged as they practise. Each lesson ends with a book matched to your child’s current ability, which lets them enjoy the thrill of reading on their own.

3. Vocabulary

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.

ABC 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 ABC Reading Eggs lessons with visual supports to provide context and boost retention levels.

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, ABC 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.

5. Fluency

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 recognised 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. ABC 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.

ABC 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. ABC 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.

“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

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Awards for ABC Reading Eggs

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