Easy as ABC – Reading Eggs review and giveaway

My three-year-old Curly-locks is a tad obsessed with the alphabet.

If she’s not singing the alphabet, writing her name or looking at flashcards, she’s excitedly pointing out ‘her letters’ anywhere and everywhere we go.

Up until recently we hadn’t used any educational programs or apps to satisfy Curly-locks’ hunger for learning, but Mumabytes’ recent review on ABC Reading Eggs peaked my interest. When ABC Reading Eggs asked me just a few days later to review some of their products, I knew it was time we gave them a go.

We have been trialling the online program, an interactive learning to read website for children aged three to seven, for just over four weeks now. Both Curly-locks and I love it.

The program is cleverly designed with plenty of cute characters, happy colours, and catchy music all working together to make learning to read fun.

As Curly-locks is just three and a half, we started with the most basic of the activities – Level 1 for absolute beginners. There are 40 lessons in total which introduce kids to the alphabet, letter sounds and first words like ‘I’ ‘am’ ‘Sam’.

Sam is the cute ant which leads the show. He instantly appealed to Curly-locks, who now often asks if we can ‘play Sam on the ‘puter’.

In the first lesson, Sam introduced us to the letter M and the sound it makes. As an M appeared on the screen, Curly-locks was required to click on it causing another M to appear in a different position. The repetition involved in this exercise works well to teach letter sounds. As Curly-locks is still getting used to the mouse, she points at the screen and I do the clicking for her.

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Another of the activities involves viewing a series of pictures and working out which starts with a particular letter. In this case, it was an M.

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The first time Sam asked Curly-locks which picture started with the letter M she said tiger, but she soon got the hang of it πŸ™‚

When some of the lessons became a little advanced for her we decided to check out the playroom, which is full of fun games and activities to assist with letter recognition.

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We have also been having fun lately with the Eggy Alphabet app for iPads and iPhones.

The bright colours, music, and cute graphics quickly won Curly-locks over as did the thrill of using Mummy’s phone. She thinks she’s quite the clever clogs these days πŸ™‚

Eggy Alphabet includes four main alphabet games to teach kids how to recognise and write upper and lower case letters.

Among a range of activities is Curly-locks’ favourite draw a letter.

At first she would get frustrated attempting to draw on the iPhone, but she now does it with ease. She is a tad too young for the dot to dot and the letter or not game, but they would be great for kids slightly older than her who are a bit more dexterous and advanced with their reading. Using the app on an iPad would also make it easier for younger kids.

The awesome crew at ABC Reading Eggs is offering Mummy, Wife, Me readers a free four week trial of the Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress and Mathseeds programs.

4 week trial button

All you need to do is click here for your free trial and register in the yellow box provided.

The free trial is available from today, 26 March until Wednesday, 9 April.

Enjoy!

21 comments on Easy as ABC – Reading Eggs review and giveaway

  1. Katie (@mumabytes)
    March 26, 2014 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    Glad to hear your princess is having fun with her Reading Eggs. We are huge fans! For my toddler, we found there’s a point when it becomes too difficult, so we just keep repeating what she has done, which helps her improve immensely. It’s a great system. xoxo

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

      We do that too, Katie πŸ™‚ It really is a great program and we’re using it all the time. She just loves it. So glad your little doll is still enjoying it too xx

      Reply
  2. Carla from myyellowheart
    March 26, 2014 at 11:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh i’ve entered, thank you. I’ve never actually heard of this program before x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 27, 2014 at 6:22 am (3 years ago)

      It’s a great program, Carla. Everyone who registers their details gets access to the program for free for four weeks. How great is that?! I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  3. Author Bek Mugridge
    March 28, 2014 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    I will definitely do this, my miss 3 is so keen to learn, thanks X

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 28, 2014 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

      Oh great, Bek. I’m glad you’re going to give it a try πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  4. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    March 28, 2014 at 8:57 am (3 years ago)

    We’re a bit past this now, but I’m sure Bell would have loved it when she was little, Renee. I think the colours and music would definitely get kids involved x

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 28, 2014 at 10:33 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚ It’s a really clever program πŸ™‚

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  5. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    March 28, 2014 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    I love Reading Eggs! I have used it with my Grade 2 class in previous years and it really is such a great program! Good on you for promoting it πŸ™‚ xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 28, 2014 at 10:33 am (3 years ago)

      Aw thanks Lucy! It’s great to hear that teachers are using it and endorsing it. Awesome πŸ™‚ x

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  6. Desire Empire
    March 28, 2014 at 11:27 am (3 years ago)

    I don’t need to enter as my daughter has access via her school. Never the less she really loves the program an was on it last night.
    Carolyn

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad to hear she likes it Carolyn πŸ™‚

      Reply
  7. Caroline Raj
    March 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve heard such great things about Reading Eggs and it is in my top 5 for apps for kids. Fab offer and thanks for reminding me about it! Happy Friday

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re welcome, Carolyn! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Robyn
    March 29, 2014 at 10:15 am (3 years ago)

    They’re just fantastic aren’t they! Both of my older two have done the program and loved it. It’s just been introduced into my daughters school and she does them as part of her homework. Perfect as she thinks she’s playing a game xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm (3 years ago)

      I know right?! It’s such a clever idea. I’m glad your daughter is enjoying it too x

      Reply
  9. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    March 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooooo score! Thanks for sharing, I need to get my middle boy into them as he start school next year and isn’t so great with words and letters yet! My oldest has used it at school πŸ™‚

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      March 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Great. I hope your little cutie enjoys them πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Lydia C. Lee
    April 1, 2014 at 6:38 am (3 years ago)

    oooo – fabulouso! I will be trialling today!! Many thanks – looks great!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      April 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Fantastic, Lydia. I hope you find it useful!

      Reply

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