Now, before I get started let me say, I do not allow my kids to be on the computer or their iPads all the live long day. That is not the case. However, I do feel that these devices when used properly can be beneficial to providing educational learning opportunities for my kids. So, now that I cleared that up let me share why I allow online reading games.
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Online Reading Games
I have always thought there were benefits to online learning if used properly. Ever since my kids were young, I would use different apps for letter recognition or number counting or play matching games. It is wonderful that I could carry my phone around in my pocket and that if needed could use it to play educational games and pass the time at a doctor’s office or older siblings sports practice.
We recently started using Reading Eggs, and I have been highly impressed with all that it encompasses! My little guy loves his iPad time, so I wanted to be sure that the time he was allowed to spend on it was valuable. Reading Eggs has thousands of interactive activities, over 2500 e-books and hundreds of reading lessons for kids to use to help them learn essential literacy skills.
I especially love that while he can use Reading Eggs on his own, I can track his progress of what he is learning and what lessons he has completed in the parent dashboard. Score!
Reading Eggs has been a great tool for our family. Homeschooling four kids takes some juggling work as mom can not be everywhere teaching everyone at the same time. When Blake was younger, he would get to watch an episode of Sesame Street while I worked with the older kids uninterrupted. Now, he is allowed to use his iPad time for fun online learning with Reading Eggs when I need to be focused on another child.
However, Blake is not the only one who uses or has benefited from the Reading Eggs program. There are several different age levels within the program and Cole has used the Reading Eggspress for older kids.
They also just launched Reading Eggs Jr. for 2 – 4-year-olds who aren’t quite ready for the regular Reading Eggs yet.
Another great feature that I appreciate about Reading Eggs is that it is a safe environment. Even though we use parental controls on all our devices, I know that when using the Reading Eggs app that my kids are safe. There is no communicating that happens with other users and because it is a program that has a nominal fee, there are not 27 million pop-ups for me to get another game.
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