I recently had the chance to try Reading Eggs, an online program that helps kids learn to read and/or improve their reading skills during a free trial. As I have a Kindergartener this year, it was perfect timing!
Even in the parents section, Reading Eggs holds the upper hand. After children have taken their assessments, an approximate reading age is given, and it updates after they complete more lessons successfully. The phonics skills and sight words that children know are also listed, making it easy to follow your child and encourage them outside of the program.
Lessons are simple, yet effective. At my daughter's level, one of the lessons she is given is to choose which picture contains a certain letter sound. It works so much better doing this on the computer, versus doing it in a book, because there have been several times when working in a workbook that neither of us can figure out what they are trying to convey with a given picture. On the computer, it can verbally tell you what the picture is of - no more guessing!
If you are interested in checking out this great program with your child, you can get a FREE trial!
*I received a free trial to facilitate this review.
- Silver Linings
Every January 1st, a countdown begins. Every year, it's the same thing, 105 days until taxes are due. For most of us, this is not a fun time. Even if you are looking forward to getting some money back, it's never as much as you want and there is a bunch of perplexing paperwork to get through first. As parents, we are entitled to some pretty great tax breaks. Here are six of the best:
Weaning. During the early days of nursing, when it hurts and your baby is wiggling and even biting down (ouch!), weaning sounds like a lovely distant thing.
In my house, we are currently in one of those phases where my older children (Alex, 8 and Shari, 5) are constantly fighting. Sometimes it is over something legitimate, like a sibling who took something that doesn't belong to them, but it's usually over something completely inane, like when my daughter got angry at her brother for "Looking out her window in the car."
With the weather being what it has been lately, we have all been spending a lot of time indoors. After staring at the same things day in and day out, I decided it would be fun to add some color here and there. Not wanting to leave the house (brrrr!!!), I looked for what I could do with what I had around already.
I have so enjoyed all of your comments and support as "More Than Mommy". Now, as the blog has grown and changed, I feel that a more appropriate name would be, "Mostly Together Mommy".
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