We’ve worked with Reading Eggs a couple of times in the past, and I’m pleased to announce formally that we’re part of their new Golden Eggsplorers team along with 7 other bloggers.

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If you’ve not come across Reading Eggs and have children from the age of 3 to around 13, I’d definitely recommend checking them out.  The Reading Eggs programme includes reading and support for ages 3-7, splitting the levels into age/reading standard.  Then Reading Eggspress is for 7-12 year olds.  From the younger ones like N, starting out learning to recognise letters, Reading Eggs provides different games of recognition to help young children with phonics and combining letters and starting to read.  At the other end, Reading Eggspress encourages children who already read to develop further.  In addition there’s also Mathseeds, a fun way of bringing numbers and maths to life, again from preschool age.

We’ve had a Reading Eggs subscriptions for a while.  You can read our previous review, but I have to admit that we’re a bit hit and miss about following the programme at the moment.  But with N approaching school I want to be able to get what he knows now a bit more stuck in his head.  We’ve still not made it past reading ‘I am Sam’!  N does like the bitesized chunks of activities and games though, it’s a great way to do a bit at a time and build on what you did previously.

We like to work through the journey, and N always gets excited about getting the golden eggs.  It’s the equivalent of gold star stickers, and I try and get him to count them as the fall into his egg basket on collection so doubling up with letters and numbers.

Being part of the Golden Eggsplorers team, we’ll be bringing our experiences to the blog, undertaking some challenges, and just generally shouting about any Reading Eggs updates.  The latest campaign is School Readiness which is launched today so do go and check it out if you’ve got a preschooler.

You can find the other Golden Eggsplorers, all at different stages in their reading journeys, below:

The Reading Residence
Catch a single thought
In the Playroom
Mum on the Brink
Missing Sleep

If you want to find out more about Reading Eggs and help your pre-schooler get ready for school, or even help school age children with a little reading or maths reminder over the school holidays, then you can use the link here to get try it out.

I’m also running a competition where one person will win a Reading Eggs and Mathseeds subscription worth £47.95.  All you need to do is answer the question in the comments, come back and enter via the rafflecopter widget.

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  1. He started to enjoy the dirty burty books but he can read the ones he likes yet so we read them together. 🙂

  2. My eldest is just about to start the hunger games but she likes reading horrible histories as well. The younger one isn’t much of a reader, unfortunately, but she does like The Gruffalo

  3. Mechelle Williamson

    my 6 yo boy loves reading, Gruffalo, Bearhunt, ben ten, what ever takes his eye when hes at the bookcase

  4. Hayley Todd

    My little girl adores Peace At Last by Jill Murphy

  5. karen Howden

    my daughter loves reading a variety of books, she reads all the time

  6. Kerry Lethbridge

    The hungry caterpillar which I can’t currently find 🙁

  7. claire little

    they like any 🙂 which is good as I read to them all together

  8. Kirsty Greer

    Eldest loves little house on the prairie, and youngest loves my naughty little sister x

  9. Nicola Stephenson

    The night before christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

  10. My daughter doesn’t really have just one favourite, she has several which seem to change all the time! Julia Donaldson books are probably the ones she goes back to the most though.

  11. Jill Fairbank

    We are loving aliens in underpants at the moment

  12. Debra Winfield

    My eldest loves Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger. My youngest loves Room on the broom.

  13. Samantha Atherton

    It changes all the time but currently she’s loving Dr Seuss’s Green Egg’s & Ham

  14. She loves anything by Julia Donaldson, her favourite at the moment is sharing a shell

  15. Ema J Lowe

    Our daughter just loves all books, she doesn’t have a favourite.

  16. lynn heath

    My sons favourite book is called Dinosaurs in the supermarket!

  17. Ann Willers

    Room on the Broom and Going on a Bear Hunt equally

  18. Ann Willers

    Room on the Broom and Going on a Bear Hunt equally

  19. aaron broad

    Elma the multicoloured elephant is the best

  20. Fiona Paley

    Despite the fact that we’re heading into summer she still always chooses Father Christmas Needs a Wee.

    • Fiona Paley

      Sorry for the multiple comments, I was getting server errors and my comment didn’t show up at first.

      • No worries. They don’t show up because the first time comment has to be moderated.

  21. At the moment it’s ‘We’re going on a bear hunt!’

  22. Jessica L

    Too hard to pick just one! 365 Penguins has been one of our favourites for a while.

  23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the moment

  24. Kim Neville

    At the moment my son likes all the Topsy and Tim books

  25. Maggie Lee-Roberts

    The twins still love The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They are three and never tire of it. They can read some words now, so Reading Eggs sounds perfect.

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