Eggcellent Apps for Reading

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Does your child love playing apps on your iPhone, iPad or Android device? Well I know my twins do, and they have amazing computer skills already! Scary, what will they be like when they are older?

Why not use the new technology to help your child recognize words and help your child read. I’m currently trying to help my girls get more school ready since it is not long until they start Kindy.

My girls love to read and constantly take books from their bookshelf, love borrowing library books and just are desperate to learn to read. I’m spending time with them to help them learn new words, letters and so on, and why not make it an interactive experience with ABC Reading Eggs.

ABC Reading Eggs has a great apps:                                                                                                              

  • Eggy 100 is FREE and features 100 sight words and interactive educational games. Learning to read is an important milestone in every child’s life. Knowing these sight words makes fluent reading easier, which lets the brain focus on the real enjoyment of reading!”
  • Eggy 250 is packed with 250 sight words that readers should know automatically “at sight”, such as he, the, was and where. This app covers 250 sight words using a fun and motivating game to keep kids learning.”

 

The apps from ABC Reading Eggs are for children from 3-12 years of age, so there are many different levels for different abilities. The apps are a great idea as it is a one on one lesson and you can do it over and over again if the child is having difficulty in one area.

The girls have enjoyed using the Eggy 250 as there are more choices for games and of course levels. I even learnt that there are even more choices as Julia swiped her fingers to move across the screen and there were more things to play. Maybe mummy needs to play more games on the Google Nexus?

Julia playing Eggy Words 250 on the Google Nexus

Julia playing Eggy Words 250 on the Google Nexus

 

As a mother I think that this app from ABC Reading Eggs allows the child to play in a fun way and still learn. Many apps are not fun and some are overly complex. This one is perfect for little kids and it allows for higher levels for bigger kids. We will definitely be using this application more and more. I also like when the egg cracks all over the screen. My girls have fits of giggles when this happens, which is a joy to hear.

 
We have tried both the Eggy 100 the free version and also to the Eggy 250 at a cost of $1.99. Why not download the app and get your kids well on the way to reading and recognizing words.

A great idea also is to subscribe to the 12 month subscription. It is cost effective and as a reader of Mummy to Twins Blog, I’m giving all my readers 15% off a 12 month subscription the code expires on the 8th of July 2013, so be quick to activate. At the bottom of the post is the code you need. Why not read on and find out what goodies are included in the 12 month subscription…. you will be amazed. 

What is included in a 12 month subscription? (Taken directly from the provider, it will give you a great overview of what is included, lots by the look of it, I think subscription is a great idea with the below list)

 
The Reading Eggs 12 month subscription gives you access to the whole Reading Eggs site including the world of Reading Eggs for children from 3 to 7 years of age or older children struggling with reading. Here they can enjoy the huge variety of reading lessons, activities and games that make up the Reading Eggs program. Reading Eggspress is also included in the 12 month subscription and continues the reading adventure by taking children to a brand new world designed for 7 – 13 year olds focusing on comprehension and grammar.

Reading Eggs includes 120 literacy lessons that take a child from foundation stage through to the end of key stage 1.

In addition to the reading lessons in Reading Eggs there is Reading Eggs World which caters for children who already know the basics of reading but who still have much to learn about reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. In Reading Eggs World, children have their own house to decorate, a big shop and an avatar that can walk and travel to many new destinations on Reggie’s bus. Children are able to choose their own adventure from a wide range of activities and places to go, including the following content:

The Story Factory – this gives children an introduction to creative writing and they can put together stories to enter in a weekly story writing competition.

Driving Tests – has 15 sight word tests, 15 letters and sounds test and 15 content word tests. Children are rewarded for correct completion with a driving game.

Puzzle Park – children can access 32 word puzzles and practice sight word recognition.

Skills Bank – holds 96 spelling lessons that take students up to the end of key stage 1.

Storylands – this area builds reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills and is perfect for children who have begun to read but aren’t quite ready for Reading Eggspress. It currently includes 20 e-books to read.

The Arcade – includes 24 arcade-style games to be used as rewards to motivate children to keep learning. They need to earn Golden Eggs to play these so encourages them to work through lessons and educational activities before using the arcade.

Julia picking another game to play. Eggy Words is fun!

Julia picking another game to play. Eggy Words is fun!

Reading Eggspress – The Reading Eggspress program uses a spinning island which instantly involves and engages children. They explore a complete world with a wide variety of both learning and fun experiences. The range of activities motivates students to return regularly to complete lessons, compete against others, earn more rewards and improve their skills. The Reading Eggspress website has an enormous range of learning resources, lessons, motivational games and e-books. The books and lessons cover the Year 2 to Year 6 reading curriculum using an equal number of fiction and factual texts. There are 4 areas of the Reading Eggspress world:

Library – the Reading Eggspress Library holds more than 1000 e-books including illustrated chapter books, full-colour nonfiction books and a range of classics. Children can search for books by topic, series, author, reading age or book title. New books will be added regularly.

The Comprehension Gym – children will complete a placement test when they first visit the Gym which places students at the correct level for their current ability. The Gym holds 200 interactive comprehension lessons over five broad levels from years 2 to years 6 with 40 lessons per year level.

The Stadium – compete in real time against students from around the world. The exciting head-to-head contest will test skills in one of four areas – spelling, vocabulary, usage and grammar.

Apartment and Mall – at the mall children can use their golden eggs to buy avatar clothes and apartment furniture. Within the apartment all of the trophies, medals and trading cards children have collected can be viewed and children can also complete a 100-level quest-style game to expand and refresh learning and earn more golden eggs.

 

When you register for the 12 month subscription you will need this code to get 15% off: EGGY95. The code expires on the 8th of July 2013 so be quick to use it!  Register Now for Reading Eggs.

 

What a lucky thing to have a code to get a discount! Enjoy and thanks to ABC Reading Eggs. Sign up now for membership and enjoy the access to all areas!

 

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