Home Education Reading
Reading Eggs is a highly interactive, online home education reading programme for ages 2–13. Register now for your free trial.
Reading Eggs is the perfect programme for home educators, providing a comprehensive range of research-based online reading lessons, activities and books that teach children aged 2 – 13 the literacy skills needed for a lifetime of reading success.
Developed by a team of primary educators with 30+ years teaching experience, Reading Eggs provides the ideal complement to any home education curriculum.
The comprehensive reading programme is grounded in solid educational research and covers the five pillars of reading – phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.
“We cannot say enough about Reading Eggs! Not only is this a one-stop-shop for reading (fluency, comprehension, recalling details, etc.), it assesses reading level remarkably well, allowing the pupil to bypass skills already mastered. Higher levels incorporate vocabulary, spelling, and multiple reading skills in a fun way. This is our son’s favourite part of his homeschool day.” – Lisa M
Why do home educators love Reading Eggs?
The reason why 91% of home educators using Reading Eggs have seen a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading skills is because the programme combines a progressive sequence of highly-instructional learning activities with motivational elements – colourful animations, fun music, and exciting rewards – that keep kids motivated to learn!
Home educators can also enjoy detailed progress reports, hundreds of full-colour activity sheets that correspond with the lessons in the programme, printable certificates, and much more.
Free trial of Reading Eggs for home educators
You can sign up for a FREE trial of Reading Eggs, giving you full access to the programme. Upon signing up your child can also take the free reading test that will place them at the appropriate lesson according to their reading ability.
Before you sign up, you can try sample lessons of Reading Eggs for FREE here.
Track your child’s progress
A comprehensive dashboard details your child’s progress through the programme, including how many lessons they have completed, books they have read, their estimated reading age, and what score they achieved on each end-of-map quiz.
Home education lessons that match your child’s reading ability
The one-on-one lessons and activities are carefully paced to ensure your child makes progress. Children complete a reading test at the start of the programme to ensure they are placed at the appropriate lesson. There are also assessment tests at the end of each map to ensure children have retained what they have learned in the lessons.
Skills taught in the Reading Eggs online home education programme
Reading Eggs instructs children in the five core literacy areas outlined by the National Reading Panel as essential components of reading instruction. These include:
- Phonemic awareness – children learn the necessary listening skills to become aware that speech is made up of sounds and that these sounds make words, syllables and phonemes.
- Phonics – each letter of the alphabet is introduced in its own lesson with a focus on reinforcing letter-sound relationships and highlighting the alphabetic principle.
- Fluency – children develop the rapid word recognition skills essential for reading fluency, including learning to instantly recall crucial sight words that make up 50% of primary level books.
- Vocabulary – new words are introduced with visual support to provide context and increase word knowledge and retention.
- Comprehension – reading for meaning is the end goal of Reading Eggs. The programme includes over 2500 e-books, each with their own comprehension quiz.
Key features of the Reading Eggs home education reading programme
Designed for children aged 3-7, Reading Eggs consists of multiple learning areas, including:
- My Lessons – 120 reading lessons each consisting of a variety of instructional activities. Learn more about the content of each lesson.
- Storylands – features 20 lessons with a focus on developing reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills. Storylands also includes 20 wonderful books and lots of fun rewards. Learn more about the content and skills covered in Storylands.
- Spelling – 96 carefully graded spelling lessons that develop a wide range of spelling strategies. Learn more about the content covered in Skills Bank Spelling.
- The Story Factory – children can write their very own story books and choose full-colour illustrations to match their story.
- My Programme – at the completion of a reading lesson children are recommended four e-books to read that match their reading level.
Key features of the Reading Eggspress home education literacy programme
Reading Eggspress continues the learning to read journey for 7 to 13 year olds, helping children further develop their comprehension, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Key features include:
- My Lessons – over 200 comprehension lessons which cover five broad levels equivalent to school years 1 to 6. Learn more about My Lessons.
- The Stadium – your child can compete against pupils from around the world or against the computer with four contests that tests skills in spelling, vocabulary, usage, and grammar.
- English Skills – focuses on common spelling rules, generalisations, and strategies using a combination of teaching videos, engaging online activities and games, with printable worksheets and assessment tests. Learn more about English Skills.
- 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.
- The Library – home to over 2500 e-books, each with their own comprehension quiz.
About the Reading Eggs Junior early learning programme
A subscription to Reading Eggs includes our comprehensive early learning programme for toddlers, Reading Eggs Junior. Designed by children ages 2–4, the programme includes hundreds of fun activities, videos, songs and books which build essential pre-reading skills. Reading Eggs Junior is ideal for toddlers or children who are not yet ready to start Reading Eggs.
What home educators have to say
“Reading Eggs has been the best purchase for our home education this year. Our 8-year-old dyslexic son loves and learns from this visually exciting programme. It has helped his reading and also his writing as he has started his own ‘Reading Eggs’ story book! He draws his own map, creates characters for each level, and writes a story for each one. Amazing!” – Edyth N
“Hi there, I wanted to let you know that I am a home educator and I absolutely love your programme. My son has advanced so much in his reading in the last few weeks since we have started using Reading Eggs and he absolutely loves it! Thank you for your great programme.” – Sharee
“Dear Reading Eggs team, thank you for a wonderful programme. My children love it! They can’t get enough. I’m impressed with the report you just emailed me. Nice touch – especially helpful for home educators. I will add it to my records. Thanks again.” – The Clarkes
“Reading Eggs has been a terrific addition to our home education programme. Each of my three kids beg me to let them play and I think that is how Reading Eggs really differs from the others; it is not a chore for them to be using it. My two smallest are now able to recognise words in their own books, and my 7-year-old has learned to read fluently solely from Reading Eggs. I will continue to use Reading Eggs for many years to come and cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Amanda B
“The price is incredible for the amount of content that you get and is honestly the best home education investment I have ever made.” – Schelly
“My home educated kids love to do the lessons and for the first time I feel like my second grader is finally making progress in phonics.” – Vanessa
Enjoying your trial? Get in touch with our friendly customer service team on 0117 360 0248 to discuss special pricing for home educators.