Reading Eggs is designed for 2–13 year olds. The programme begins at an absolute beginner level, so pupils need no prior knowledge to start. There are two programmes within Reading Eggs – Reading Eggs for 3–7 year olds and Reading Eggspress for 7–13 year olds.
The Reading Eggs programme has been developed by a highly experienced team of teachers, educational writers, animators and web developers. It focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies which are essential for sustained, reading success. It completely supports the Australian Curriculum.
Yes, Reading Eggs starts at the beginning and teaches every skill a child needs to learn to read. In fact, children as young as three can use the programme to prepare for their first years of school. The programme is suitable for primary pupils of all reading levels and abilities.
Some pupils don't enjoy reading because of early failures, while others struggle to retain the many skills and concepts needed to become successful readers. Working on the computer or tablet device is a great way for pupils to build skills. They can progress at their own rate and if they are having problems, lessons can be repeated as many times as they want. The programme has been successful with children with learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and other struggling readers.
For pupils with reading difficulties, repetition is one of the keys to success, and the Reading Eggs games and activities are fun to do, so pupils will enjoy repeating them.
At the end of each map, each student will have to complete a revision quiz. After completion of this quiz, a detailed report will be automatically generated for each individual student, describing their reading progress and the skills and concepts covered. Teachers can also track their pupils' progress with interactive reporting tools and share their pupils' success with parents.
Reading Eggs unlocks all aspects of learning to read, focusing on a core curriculum of phonics and phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading for meaning. The programme is based on solid scientific research and focuses around the five essential keys to reading success – phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.
The programme is a sequential series of lessons that starts at a complete beginner's level. It develops essential reading skills in a progression that will take a non-reader through to a grade 2 reading level.
Yes, the Reading Eggs book packs are a great way to access the programme. Each Reading Eggs book pack comes with 10 reading books, a progress map and stickers. After each lesson, pupils can add stickers to the map as a reward and mark their progress. This great feature adds to the rewarding learning experience and improves motivation.
Reading Eggs activity books are another great supplementary resource. These books include a matching writing lesson for every reading lesson. These full-colour activity books are an excellent way to reinforce and extend what pupils are learning online. The link between reading and writing is a strong one. Research shows that the act of writing is an excellent way to reinforce reading and phonic skills.
You only need to supervise the very first lesson, to make sure that pupils know their way around and understand what to do.
We have worked hard to make this the best online educational website for young children. It has everything that children love to do. The games, the songs, the variety of activities and the many rewards all work together to make learning to read an exciting, fun and enjoyable experience.
The Reading Eggs programme has been designed to get pupils reading as quickly as possible. To do this, we initially need to focus on the sounds and high frequency words that will enable pupils to read their first simple words and sentences. We want pupils to learn how letters make words and how these words can make sentences – sentences that they can read. This is why the programme does not progress in alphabetical order as Reading Eggs is all about learning the skills and strategies that are important when you are learning to read. Very early on in the programme, pupils learn that what they read has meaning and it makes sense. They also experience real success – pupils read their first story book in lesson 9 – and this is what learning to read is all about, reading books for meaning and enjoyment.
After every five or so lessons, each student earns enough golden eggs to go to the Games section. Here they can choose a game to play. As pupils work through their reading lessons, they are concentrating, working hard and achieving as they learn many new reading skills. We want pupils to know that we realise they are working hard in their learning. They deserve a reward for their efforts and sometimes they simply want to play. That's what these games are for – a fun way to say well done.
You can contact our education consultant team on 0117 370 1990 to request a free quote. Alternatively, you can get in touch online here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your pupils' progress will be retained when you purchase an online subscription. To retain the progress you need to ensure that you are logged in to your account which has the progress you wish to retain. If you are purchasing over the phone you need to advise the customer service team that you are extending an existing account.
Yes, you can use Reading Eggs on an iPad and iPhone. For more information please read our full technical requirements (opens in new tab).
Yes, you can use Reading Eggs on Android devices. For more information please read our full technical requirements (opens in new tab).
Make sure you have the latest Chrome version on your tablet. Open the Chrome browser and type chrome://flags in the address bar, then press Enter. Scroll down and look for 'Enable WebAudio'. Enable it and relaunch the browser.
Some users have reported problems with Flash when not using the latest version. If some of the animations stop unexpectedly you may find that updating to the latest version of Flash helps. The latest version of Flash can be downloaded here
Updating Adobe Flash Player will usually resolve the issue when:
The Facebook login feature is a secure and easy way to log in to your Reading Eggs account. To log in with Facebook, please ensure the email address you have used to register your Reading Eggs account is identical to the one used to register your Facebook account. pupils are unable to use this feature.
When you register, Reading Eggs sends an activation email to the email address you supplied. The email may go to your junk mail, so be sure to check all areas of your email inbox. If you have not received the activation email within 15 minutes your registration may not have been successful. Try to register again using a unique login name.
If you have tried to reset your password and you need to reset each time you log in, you may have the correct password but the wrong username. Your username is detailed in the email which is sent to your email when you reset your Reading Eggs account password.
All you need to supply is a computer and the ability to set up your pupils on it at least two times per week. The programme works best on a broadband connection.
You can contact our friendly education consultant team on 0117 370 1990 or email 0117 370 1990.
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Go to your house and click on the Zoom icon. Now click on the floor of your house where you want to add the item. More buttons will now appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on the + button to add items. If you want to add items to your garden, zoom into your garden first and now add your items.
An avatar is an online character that pupils can make on their own.
To change an avatar's appearance, pupils need to log into their account and navigate to 'My Avatar'. They will be able to select a variety of items in the change room. They have lots of free items to choose from as well as extra accessories they can buy from the Shop. To pay for these they will need golden eggs, which pupils earn by completing lessons and puzzles. pupils need to visit the Shop and buy these items before they go to the change room.
Every child is unique and they can express this by creating their own online character, their avatar. This quirky egg-based character welcomes them back every time they return. This avatar is their very own creation and pupils can change this character as often as they like.
After each lesson, pupils are rewarded with a great new Reading Eggs critter to add to their zoo. This collection continues to grow, the more reading lessons they complete. Children love collecting and our cute critters are fun to watch and fun to collect. The Reading Eggs critters also have a fun learning to read connection – pupils can go to the Critters page and check out each critter card's information, which builds knowledge of the letter or sound that was the focus of the lesson.
My Programme is a display board that makes it easier to access Reading Eggs lessons and books. pupils can easily track their reading progress through My Programme and view book recommendations with each lesson, as well as view their Spelling progress. My Programme also includes special award videos that play when a student achieves a reading milestone. pupils can easily access books to read that match their reading level. Every lesson now comes with four matching books – two fiction and two nonfiction titles.
There are currently more than 350 fiction and nonfiction books for pupils to read in My Programme. Each book has been carefully matched to the reading level of each student.
My Programme begins at lesson 11. When pupils open up Reading Eggs they will see a board with their name on it, e.g. Jarrah's Program or Ella's Program. As a student progresses through Reading Eggs, the My Programme board reflects their progress. The board shows each student which lessons they can do next, along with four books to read and a suggested Spelling lesson. Each icon takes them directly to their chosen task.
Yes, all books from Level 0–20 include a read aloud function so that pupils can listen to a fluent reading of the book.
Yes all the books come with a comprehension quiz. These are short quizzes of five or ten questions that check to see that pupils have understood what they have read.
No, they can choose to read the books or continue on with their lessons. The books in My Programme are completely optional but most children will enjoy the wide range of books provided.
If a student is on lesson 20, and they have read the lesson 20 books, the books they read will be replaced by earlier books in the programme.
That's simple – they can complete more reading lessons. Once a student reads all the books that match the lesson they are on, they need to complete more lessons to get more books and move up levels.
Yes, they are always available in a student's bookshelf. pupils can tap the Books Read icon that appears on the My Programme board to see and read all the books they have read.
For the book to move to Books Read, pupils must pass the quiz for that book. Once the quiz is passed (and eggs are earned) the book will move to their Books Read bookshelf.