Just wondering.....I was in Big w the other day and I noticed there's reading eggs programs for computers.....are they worth it for a 3 yr old? Useful? A waste? He has it on his iPad.
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24-04-2015 12:54 #1
Reading eggs program for 3yr old
24-04-2015 12:57 #2
I think reading eggs is great but not for a 3 yo unless they show a huge interest. They will learn how to read in school and might find the first year boring if they can read and the rest of the class can't.
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24-04-2015 13:05 #3
24-04-2015 13:07 #4
DD was 3 (maybe 3.5) when we joined it.
It is a fantastic program .... but like everything its only good if it suits you.
- at 3.5 she was too little to use the mouse (they didnt have an ipad app at that time) so I had to do it with her and help her a lot
- she was SUPER interested in learning how to read. We did it because she was trying desperately to learn to read and I had no idea how to teach her (and school were not willing to help ). Its not something I would recommend for that age unless your child was really, really wanting to learn to read.
- I did also buy the books and workbooks to do with it, and for that age these were great. She got a lot out of the physical books/excercises etc as they were easier and better for her than the computer program.
- as she got older, and better at reading (and better able to use the computer/concentrate for longer etc) the program got better and more interesting for her as well. Its not just for those just beginning but is good up to about Grade 3 or so, and has lots of fun things/games/activities as well
So ... I would say 3 is a little early, but if your DS is really interested - buy a long term subscription as he will use it over the next 2 or 3 years.
If he isnt really desperate to learn to read just yet ... then other apps for letters/phonics/sight words would be better at this stage
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24-04-2015 13:32 #5
His just getting interested in books. He can't read, he knows the abc (if he sings it) knows some letters.
I didn't know you had to pay for the ones at big w, but that's ok. His not at a stage where he will sit and write or things like that. But loves his iPad.
24-04-2015 13:40 #6Senior Member
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We've always just tried to read with them and to them during the day and at bedtime and I honestly think that has helped them develop a love of books and reading.
So my advice would be look at reading programs/apps further down the track if you want to but in the meantime just enjoy books together.
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24-04-2015 18:05 #7
It's a great program but I agree that at that age I would only get it if he was showing a big interest as it's really designed for 4+ years old.
24-04-2015 19:09 #8
I use it with my Kindy class. Some love it and others aren't interested.
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