Using the Reading Eggs App to Teach my Kids How to Read

Using the Reading Eggs App to Teach my Kids How to Read

This post is in partnership with Blake eLearning and all thoughts and experiences are our own. 

I’ve taken it upon myself to teach my 5-year-old how to read before she heads back to school and hits grade 1. We have an ongoing study date over breakfast where we try and tackle what originally seemed like a mountain but with the help of the Reading Eggs app, it’s more like fun hills. To try it out yourself for free head on over to sign up.

What? When Did Everyone Else Learn How To Read?

Lets back up a little bit to the past two years of school and discuss how I am 100% sure she was just there to play at all the stations, sing songs and socialize all while learning through play. I am 99% sure that they were not learning how to read but somehow at Kindergarten graduation, I watched as most of the kids in the two graduating classes stepped onto the stage and read from their cue cards. CUE MY PANIC.

I felt so bad that I let her fall through the cracks without even realizing it and frantically purchased workbooks from Amazon. I would teach her myself and she would go back to school all educated and reading, right?

Initially so wrong.

Teaching a child to read is not usually easy if you are not an educator and I had no idea what to do other than those workbooks and they seemed more supplementary than the whole shebang, you know?

Then Reading Eggs reached out and I really felt that the universe was providing exactly what we needed in the right moment. MY LITTLE GIRL WAS GOING TO READ thanks to our little not-so-secret app.

Reading Eggs is Not Like The Other Apps

I am going to let you know that Reading Eggs is not our first foray into reading apps as I have been searching for a solution since I first discovered the problem and thanks to ads I have had a slew of options on my phone. And you know what, Aria hated them all and ran away when I told her it was time to “play”.

No amount of me promising her endless hours of senseless Youtube slime video watching would coerce her back to the table and that was seriously stumping my grand scheme to get her reading, you know? I know that I am not alone when it comes to this issue and Reading Eggs is so confident in their system that they give you 4 weeks to try without any strings attached. You don’t even need a credit card to try it out so you have nothing holding you back. (Get Your FREE 4 Week Trial Here)

The Reading Eggs App is FUN, No Really It Is

After I signed up for my free month I quickly installed the app to my phone and ran to find Aria. She, of course, ran away as I have tried to pull this same move with other apps on her but I pulled her into my lap and we quickly did the placement test which has placed her on level 31. I mentally tapped myself on the back since I have been “working” with her every morning and she knew some sounds and congratulated her on her amazing starting spot.

I sat with her a little bit to make sure she didn’t promptly end the program and shuffle over to Youtube when I turned my back but she got the hang of it and started to work her way through the quick and fun phonics-based games.

I love that I can hear her making the sounds out when she uses the program and the repetitive yet different levels really drill in the sounds and words without being boring. Plus she really likes when she passes each level and that keeps her coming back for more.

How Reading Eggs Teaches Kids to Read

Reading Eggs is based on proven scientific research and works on teaching children through phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. It not only teaches individual sounds but also shows how each individual sounds come together to make words and keeps building on what kids know when they’re ready.

We are mainly focused on working our way through the map and hitting each next level. Within each level, there are 13 mini levels that will quickly yet efficiently teach through repetition, visual, and audio cues. I see she is recognizing words and sounds that are new to her and I am so excited to see how she progresses from here.

Probably my favourite thing about the Reading Eggs app is that it is meant to be done by the kids alone. It is so easy to use and only teaches the children how much they can handle. If they don’t understand a concept it will continue to be taught until it is understood. Plus I get some alone time to enjoy a hot tea while she sits there tackling each level.

How Do You Know How Your Child Is Progressing Using Reading Eggs?

I get emails from Reading Eggs letting me know she has been progressing and what I can do to help supplement her learning. I also get emails if she fails a test so I can stay on top of what she may need extra help with. Plus there are printable awards you can print out once each map is complete which are a great long term goal to work towards.

On the family dashboard, you get a very thorough breakdown of your child’s progress including test results. As a stats driven mama I like to see the numbers improve.

Supplementing Your Reading Eggs App Learning Experience

Every single lesson has an amazing printable you can print that gives you the learning objectives, sight words, vocabulary words and even activities for you to supplement the app. This makes all of the difference if you are like me and attempting to teach your kid to read with no teaching experience.

On top of the printable lesson plans, they offer workbooks and books that you can purchase on the Learning Eggs website. You can check out what is available here.

Final Thoughts on Reading Eggs App to Teach My Kid to Learn

I don’t know of many apps or businesses that are so confident in their product that they give 4 weeks of free product with no credit card number needed for a deposit. The program is easy, fast and so thorough for a very reasonable price (check out your free 4-week trial here). Speaking of prices you can pay monthly or yearly for either one child or a family of up to 4 children. Prices start at $9.95 per month and include:

  • Reading Eggs
  •  Reading Eggs Junior
  •  Reading Eggspress
  •  Mathseeds
  •  Detailed assessment reports
  •  2500+ reading books
  •  200+ printable worksheets

To check out Reading Eggs and see how it can help your child learn to read or improve their reading skills head on over to their website here.


This post is in partnership with Blake eLearning and all thoughts and experiences are our own. 

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Tammi L.
    August 13, 2019 / 5:25 am

    This sounds like an incredible program! I’m going to send it to my niece who has a little one coming up to Kindergarten age. I wish they had something fun like that to teach adults languages, LOLOLOL

  2. mrdisco
    August 13, 2019 / 9:49 am

    sounds like a really terrific app for any family to use

  3. kristen visser
    August 13, 2019 / 10:39 am

    oh I am totally going to look into this app for my middle daughter Sofia. With my oldest daughter Ella, she basically taught herself to read! it blew us away. She is autistic and things like that I never thought she would be able to pick up right away. we read to her every night which may have helped but we never taught her to actually read. she picked that up on her own!!! and I look at my middle daughter….she is only going into SK but she is no where near learning to read and basically just learned how to write her name. I think it will be harder with Sofia so I will definitely use this app and hope it will help along the way

  4. mrdisco
    August 14, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    reading is a very important skill to develop and nurture

  5. Debbie White-Beattie
    August 15, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I think that this app will good for helping kids but I’ll never understand why they stopped using “hooked on phonics”

  6. Nate
    August 15, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    This app looks very good

  7. Calvin
    September 6, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Easy to use, fun and convenient app to learn on the go!

  8. Sara Alfred
    September 6, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    I would like to look into this for our six year old. He’s so smart but always on the go and looses interest easily!

  9. Heather Swanson
    September 8, 2019 / 6:58 am

    very positive reinforcement

  10. Agnes M
    September 8, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    This app sounds like a great tool. You can’t go wrong with a phonetic approach to learning to read!!

  11. Debbie White-Beattie
    September 9, 2019 / 12:57 am

    Anything that helps kids learn is great

  12. Linda Beaton
    September 9, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    What a great approach to teaching kids to read!

  13. mrdisco
    September 10, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    that’s a cool educational app

  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 11, 2019 / 10:04 am

    This sounds like a great app, reading well is such a vital ability for school, work and life itself.

  15. Silvia D
    September 11, 2019 / 11:00 am

    looks like a really great app. will have to try with the grandkids!

  16. mrdisco
    September 13, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    reading is a skill everyone must master

    September 14, 2019 / 11:49 am

    very cool tool! Be sure to read with kids every day ! nothing replaces parent/ children bonding time through reading.

  18. Lilly Kavanagh
    September 15, 2019 / 12:32 am

    I am going to look into this since I have a 2.5 year old son that I would like to teach reading to soon.

  19. mrdisco
    September 18, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    4 weeks is a really good timeframe

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 21, 2019 / 10:20 am

    It is so important that kids learn to read as early as possible and anything that helps achieve this goal is good.

  21. mrdisco
    September 25, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    eggs – good for the body and mind

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    October 9, 2019 / 10:11 am

    I remember teaching one of my sons to read during summer vacation. I’d been to see his teacher (the headmaster) at Christmas time to voice my concern that he didn’t seem as far along with reading as his siblings had been. I was told not to worry he was brilliant at Maths. Come the nearing holidays and I was called into school, this time HE voiced concern about my son’s reading abilities! I was disgusted and taught my son to read during our vacation, end of that saga.

  23. Victoria Ess
    December 10, 2019 / 6:38 am

    Thanks for the review! My niece would love this.

  24. kathy downey
    December 17, 2019 / 10:03 am

    This sure sounds like a fun app. Think my grandson would enjoy this !

  25. Janet M
    December 6, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    I am glad you are happy with the app. I will look at it.