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Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Comprehensive program covers fundamentals and much more.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+
age 2+

Educational value and Entertainment

For all the busy mom here is a perfect app for your little one to learn, practice vocabulary skills, and fully entertaining themselves. I use this app for my children and they love it. It also keep little ones on their feet to move, and dance along throughout the game.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
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This broadly based reading curriculum is both varied and complete enough to be worth the relatively high subscription price. The developer makes a lot of lofty claims about all the great ways Reading Eggs - Learn to Read can help your kids become confident and competent readers. Though some claims may be slightly exaggerated for marketing purposes, the program is robust enough to support the idea that it can truly be a great tool for teaching kids to read. The material is vast and varied enough to support kids who have no reading experience all the way through to reading comprehension and writing composition for solid readers. And it adapts and levels automatically as kids learn and grow. A range of activities ensures that kids don't get bored doing the same thing over and over again. There's also a large library of books for kids of all reading levels. Despite all its good points, Reading Eggs - Learn to Read isn't perfect. There's little to no feedback when kids struggle with a question, nor can they go back to revisit a question they've answered incorrectly to find out where they went wrong. The experience is also a little less game-oriented and more reading-heavy than some other reading programs, which takes it down a notch on the fun factor. The system for spending earned eggs at the avatar store doesn't help much, and introduces an unnecessary commercial element that some parents might not like. Finally, the math section is a nice touch but also seems out of place. All in all, if you want some help in supporting your kid in learning to read, no matter where they are on the reading spectrum, Reading Eggs - Learn to Read is definitely worth checking out.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, phonics, reading comprehension, text analysis, vocabulary, Math: arithmetic, fractions, numbers, shapes
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (30-day free trial then $9.99/month, first child. $4.99/month each additional child)
  • Release date: October 8, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: Blake eLearning
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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