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2.27.2012

Reading Eggs

Informational Review



Learning to read

Learning to read is an important skill for all children. And we wanted to make it an enjoyable experience for children as well. Children love working and playing on the computer and the Reading Eggs program is all about bringing out the best in each child.


Learn to read with Reading Eggs
We created Reading Eggs as a unique online world where children learn to read. It supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.


Educationally sound
The program has been developed by a highly experienced team of educational teachers, writers and developers. The Reading Eggs program focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success. It completely supports what children learn at school and will help to improve your child’s results at school.


Children love it!
With interactive animations, fun games, great songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read. Children are highly motivated to return again and again. At Reading Eggs, learning to read is enjoyable as well as very rewarding. Every lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.

And it’s growing!

Reading Eggs now has 100 big lessons. These 100 lessons are perfect for 4 to 7 year olds who are learning to read.

We are still building more NEW lessons for our older Eggsplorers as part of Reading Eggs World. This world is perfect for 6-8 year olds who already know the basics of reading but who still have much to learn about reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. This exciting new world has lots of new lessons, a creative story writing factory, new games and will soon have many wonderful new books to read in Storylands. The learning focuses on building reading fluency and comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, and a range of writing skills including grammar and punctuation.

In Reading Eggs World, children have their own house to decorate, a big new shop and an avatar that can walk and travel to many new destinations on Reggie’s bus. Children are able to choose their own adventure from a wide range of activities and places to go.


This new world of interactive reading and writing activities will help to set kids up with positive attitudes about reading and learning for life. That's a tall order, we know, but we are passionately committed to delivering this to hatching readers everywhere. Please join us on this magical journey of eggsploration.


Reading Eggs offers a variety of pricing choices from $75.00 for twelve months or $49.95 for six months or for $9.95 for a monthly subscription. They also sell book sets listed on the same pricing page.
Try a sample lesson HERE
As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Crew I did not receive this product.  I am sharing About Reading Eggs for informational purposes only.  You can read reviews from the Crew HERE

Mindy B.
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2.24.2012

What We Believe: Who Am I? - TOS Review

Hi Friends,

The Who Am I? Book
I know... it's been a long time since I lasted posted.  I will blog more about that journey later but today it's

REVIEW DAY!
Today we are sharing with you a wonderful Bible Study from Apologia the second book in their What We Believe series. 

"Our Children are bombarded daily with competing messages.  Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog and game is full of ideas - ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong.  Not all of these ideas are true.  Some are deceptive and even destructive.  The What We Believe series is designed to help children learn to discern the truth by using God's Word as a lens through which to view the world around them - to see everything the way God sees it." ~Apologia Press


Keeping it simple...I love this program.  We currently use the Apologia Science programs "Exploring Creation with Physical Science" and "Exploring Creation with Astronomy" and we love these. I have already mapped out their entire Junior High and High School curriculum using Apologia Science all the way.   My children get excited when it's Science time they have enjoyed them so much.  "Who Am I?" is the same.  It just felt like home when we first received our package.  I almost forgot that I was doing a review.  This Bible Study just seems to fit in so well with our morning.

Included in our gift from Apologia we received:


Book
You can find a Sample Page of the book HERE

$24.00 [sold separately]
Purchase HERE




The Who Am I?  Notebooking Journal
for your student to write all of their thought and understanding of the lesson/experiment of the day.

You can find a Sample Page of the notebooking journal HERE
$24.00 [sold separately]
Purchase HERE


The Who Am I? Audio CD
A wonderful option for the self - led student to have the text read aloud as mom would do
That must be played on a MP3 compatible player or computer
$19.00 [sold separately]
Purchase HERE

The Who Am I? Coloring book
to engage younger children during the lesson
bringing to life the story of the day
A great resource to keep those who have busy hands focused
You can find a Sample Page of the coloring book HERE
$8.00 [sold separately]
Purchase HERE

These are all such beautiful books, bound with sturdy binding and filled with lovely illustrations. 

The "Who Am I?" lessons are as follows:

  • Lesson 1: What are we doing here?
  • Lesson 2: What will you make today?
  • Lesson 3: What's on your mind?
  • Lesson 4: Can you trust your feelings?
  • Lesson 5: Will you choose wisely?
  • Lesson 6: How will you run the race?
  • Lesson 7: What kind of fruit are you growing?
  • Lesson 8: Who do you think you are?
Each one of these lessons guides your student in the same consistent manner:

  • The Big Idea - An introduction of the topic of discussion of the week. 
  • What You Will Do - This is what your child will learn in the study
  • Short Story - This short story is written to relate your child to the subject hearing a story about a child about their same age.
  • Think About It - Thought-provoking questions that make the story come to life.
  • Words You Need to Know - Important vocabulary words your child will write in their notebooking journal.
  • Hide It in Your Heart - Two related Scriptures are presented for your child to memorize to encourage their understanding of the subject and what God's Word says about the subject.
  • Integrated Learning - Articles that broaden their understanding of different ideas and concepts shared in the lessons included in subjects such as art, math, science, history, and more.
  • What Should I Do? - This section focuses on a character trait for your child to practice. 
  • Prayer - The lesson is concluded with a prayer to give your child an opportunity to be Thankful for Who they Are!
  • Worldviews in Focus - This section is a great section of how others believe and the different cultures of other children in the world.
  • House of Truth - "hands-on memory aid" to visual instill what your child has learned in each lesson.
The Notebooking Journal is also fabulous.  For the mom's who are like me [the simpler the better] this is a must for keeping lesson plans and learning Simplified.  Lesson Plans are included in the front of the book for mom.  Your child is given open pages for note taking, Vocabulary word listings, Questions and Answer? asked in the text and other fun activities.  It is a wonderful asset for those self-led students as well

If you have not already gathered, I love this Bible Study curriculum.  "Who Am I?" is easy, fun and Heart felt learning that every family should invest in.  You won't be disappointed. 

Blessings,
Mindy B.
Revelation 12:11

For more reviews on the What We Believe "Who Am I?"  books hop on over to TOS Crew Reviews page HERE

I received this product as a gift, free of charge, for my honest opinion and review





 

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