Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress make learning to read online enjoyable, effective and highly interactive for children. Based on the idea that children learn best while having fun, both programmes combine scientifically based learning activities with highly enjoyable elements that keep kids motivated to learn.
Designed for 3 to 7 year olds, Reading Eggs provides a comprehensive programme of 120 reading lessons, 96 spelling lessons and 20 comprehension lessons that cater to children who are new to reading, as well as those who already know the basics.
Reading Eggs was created to make a real difference at home with a progressive sequence of interactive lessons combined with reading books and activity books. We’ve made it as easy as possible for children to learn the many core literacy skills they need to learn to read.
Children learn the core literacy skills needed to be successful at school with one-on-one lessons that children complete at their own pace. The game-like activities, vibrant animations, cute characters, fun sound effects and catchy songs keep children motivated to learn.
The Reading Eggs world continues to grow with new lessons, activities and exciting features. Our popular additions include:
Storylands – a whole new learning area within Reading Eggs which contains an additional 20 lessons, 140 activities, 4 extra maps to explore as well as 20 wonderful books and heaps of new rewards! Perfect for the child who has mastered their Reading Eggs lessons and is able to read short books, Storylands tests many of the reading and comprehension skills used in the classroom.
Skills Bank Spelling – with a focus on developing spelling, grammar and vocabulary, this new area contains 96 carefully graded spelling lessons, with each lesson focusing on a 12 word spelling list.
The Playroom – includes over 170 fun activities, games and books. This virtual playroom allows kids to play with music, patterns, picture making, dress ups, puzzles and much more. This area is great for very young learners who are just getting used to using a computer.
The Music Café – brings together the Reading Eggs songs in the one central location. Your child can sing, dance and enjoy songs from their favourite lessons and characters.
The Story Factory – Eggsplorers can write their very own story books and choose full colour illustrations to match their story. Stories can also be entered into the weekly competition, with the top 5 stories for each week placed on displayed in the Story Factory Showroom and then voted on by other Eggsplorers!
Reading Eggspress continues the learning to read journey for 7 to 13 year olds, helping children further develop their comprehension, spelling, grammar and writing skills. Reading Eggspress takes place on an exciting floating island, home to a number of destinations that children can choose to explore as they wish, including:
The Comprehension Gym – over 200 comprehension lessons which cover five broad levels equivalent to school grades 2 to 6. Each lesson includes 10 activities that require children to analyse information and make quick decisions.
The Stadium – your child can compete against students from around the world or against the computer with 4 contests that tests skills in spelling, vocabulary, usage and grammar. These contests are timed and children progress through 5 levels of difficulty.
The Writing Press – your child can learn the purpose of different text types with highly detailed descriptions, examples and tips on how to compose them. Includes guides to poetry, narrative, discussion, explanation and many more.
The Library – children can learn to read online with over 3000 ebooks, including illustrated chapter books, full colour non-fiction books, and a range of classic titles, with new books added regularly. Children also complete a 10 question comprehension quiz after reading each book. The Library is also accessible on the iPad.