We were first introduced to Reading Eggs when Meg was a few months from starting school and I was in the initial throes of worrying over whether we had done enough to prepare Meg ahead of September. As someone who loves reading, it forms a huge part of our daily lives and I have been reading to both Meg and Eli since they were tiny. Meg is equally as much of a bookworm and although I wouldn't credit Reading Eggs with singlehandedly teaching her how to read, the introduction to phonics is a really soft and fun way to begin the process.
We are just now beginning to go over these same steps with Eli in preparation for when he starts Reception in September (sob) and I am confident that it will be an equally exciting experience for him as well. He is really into learning letters and will often 'sound' out words and ask me what they spell so I think he is just at the right age to start now. And of course I'm sure Meg will be on hand to 'help' him if required!
As part of being a Golden Eggsplorer I will bring you news, updates and giveaways throughout the year but for this first post I am pleased to introduce their School Readiness Campaign; this is running from today until 18 June and they are offering a free 4 week trial to the Reading Eggs program and to Mathseeds as well.
Reading Eggs is aimed at children aged between 3-7 years and there is Reading Express for those aged 7-13. Mathseeds is aimed at 3-6 year olds. It is a really enjoyable and easy way to get your children interested (or re-engaged) with reading and maths and it something Reading Eggs as a company are passionate about which I think comes across in their colourful and diverse program. They have won a number of awards and have many glowing reviews on their website from parents and teachers alike who have seen great success with the concept.
If you've never come across Reading Eggs before or you want to give their free trial a go, why not hop over to the School Readiness Campaign and have a look for yourself. I'm sure you will begin to understand exactly what we love about it.