This is a sponsored post in partnership with Reading Eggs.
Helping your child build reading skills is one of the most important (and most fun) parts of the job of parenting. Reading comprehension and reading fluency are the foundations of learning, so the sooner a child can learn to read well, the sooner they will become a successful student.
Reading Eggs can help.
Reading Eggs is dedicated to helping children succeed in both reading and math and is currently offering a free 30-day trial of their platform as well as hundreds of free printables for families during this time. Available on desktop, iOS, and Android, Reading Eggs Costs $9.99/month – and you can have up to four kids on one account. Plus they’re currently offering a 30-day free trial, with no credit card required (provided you sign up on desktop).
Parents are the first teachers
Long before a child enters school, parents begin teaching, whether we’re fully aware of it or not. Young children listen intently to their parents’ voice and they learn how to understand sounds, then words, and then language. Reading to our children helps them with early literacy, even before they can verbalize.
Besides, it’s one of the best experiences a parent can have.
Early Literacy Key
It’s important to start teaching your kids about language and letters of the alphabet at a young age. Of course, for the youngest learners, playing games is the best strategy, while you’re building phonemic awareness – and having fun.
Reading Eggs Junior is designed for toddlers aged 2-4 and now includes even more activities and books. Alphabet Animal is a fun and interactive early learning activity that builds letter recognition, with engaging aspects like silly sounds and interactive graphics.
Not all Screen Time is Equal
We all know screen time can be overused and can not only be a waste of time, but might even have a negative effect. With Reading Eggs, on the other hand, your child can have a positive screen time experience, getting engaged in learning. And with more of us trying to work at home these days, it can allow kids to have fun (and keep learning), which can then allow parents to get some work done.
Avoiding Summer Slide
For older kids, already in school, falling behind during the break can be a concern. Reading Eggs aims to keep children engaged and learning all summer. They’ve added new books and monthly themes for their avatars, plus they’ve added a new math challenge game – designed to teach and entertain.
Useful During the School Year
Once kids have started school again, in whatever form that takes, Reading Eggs can help then, too. With distance learning likely to continue, it’ll be up to us to find the best strategies to help our children with reading and writing, as well as math skills. Every child has their own learning style, and you can use Reading Eggs to supplement the reading instruction they’ll be receiving from their teachers.
Math Skills Important
If your child needs more confidence in math, the Mental Minute from Mathseeds, is sure to help. What’s so cool is that each lesson is created to teach a new set of math facts in one minute. Super speedy! Plus there are increasing levels of difficulty, which means kids can earn badges as they progress, which is an awesome motivator.
Reading and Writing
New this year, The Story Factory allows kids to create their very own full-color storybooks. Working on their own stories lets kids to practice their writing skills and let their imaginations run wild, and once a story is complete, it can be printed as a physical book. Perfect holiday gifts for the doting relatives! Not only that: kids can enter their stories in a weekly contest on the platform where the potential prizes are “Golden Eggs”, which sound amazing!
Biliteracy and Reading Fluency
The platform has added new Spanish storybooks that feature gorgeous illustrations and photographs which will help develop Spanish vocabulary, language, and early reading skills. Learning to read, write, and speak in a second language is incredibly beneficial to overall learning.
Reading Success and Early Literacy
Once our children can read, then all their lives they’ll be able to learn. Reading fluency and comprehension are key to doing well in school, and in the rest of life. As parents, one of the best things we can do is encourage our kids to become lifelong learners.
About Reading Eggs
Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning online reading program for kids aged 2-13. Using the five essential keys to reading success and based on solid scientific research, Reading Eggs was created by expert educators with over 30 years of experience. Designed to make learning to read interesting and engaging for young learners, Reading Eggs provides fun and interactive online games and activities which are entertaining, effective and easy to integrate into your daily routine. Over 91% of parents report a noticeable difference in their child’s reading skills after using Reading Eggs and 10 million users have used it so far.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Reading Eggs. Photos courtesy of Reading Eggs; used with permission.