If I tell you a secret, you promise not to judge me for it? This is the first time since I’ve started homeschooling where I feel like we REALLY have our stuff together, and that’s saying a LOT. We have our online curriculum, and now, we have supporting workbooks that help reinforce what they’re learning online. We’re learning about digraphs, and suffixes, and learning how to quick count properly. I’m sure that all of this would have happened at some point in time, but having a reference point for things helps so much. Reading Eggs is the place where we go for ALL of this and you’d think that an online curriculum would be enough, wouldn’t you? Well you haven’t met my kids. They are the children who really love the flexibility of online curriculum, but on days where they aren’t too keen on sitting in one spot for too long, will ask for a workbook and their parameters and go for it.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Reading Eggs, all opinions are my own.
Who is this for?
Honestly, the workbooks are for any child that uses Reading Eggs and Mathseeds OR those who don’t. Clear as mud, right? What I’ve noticed about the workbooks is that they coincide with the Reading Eggs and Mathseeds lessons online, but you can use them for a homeschool year because they are broken down by week and day. Now, you can break these down any way you like. I often have to slow my children down on their morning work, because they will do full weeks at a time (I now understand what my mother went through with me) to get ahead of the game. We do discuss what is being learned, but keeping up with them at this point in homeschool is actually quite difficult for me. So, workbooks help in slowing them down a bit, because processing in print rather than online is a different way of learning for them.
Why workbooks when I have the online curriculum?
As I stated above, having to write out their answers slows my children down, and forces them to think about what they’re doing in a different manner than clicking the correct answer online does. I like them on both platforms because these are two varying ways of learning, and every teacher won’t be like me. If we decide to join a co-op, I want them to have learned various ways of answering questions, and being comfortable doing so.
Having several sensory methods to the same types of problems will really help identify the best ways that your child(ren) learn. I’m also sneaking in quite a bit of handwriting practice with them as well. Phonics and spacing come into play too. This way, we aren’t doing drills that feel repetitive, but actually answering questions, actively learning, and strengthening fine motor skills.
What about the answers?
The answers for both the reading and math workbooks are in the back of the book, so no worries if some of the questions stump you as well! My littles haven’t learned this trick yet, so I don’t have to worry about them going to the back to write the answers down.
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Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning online reading program for children aged 2–13.
With hundreds of reading lessons, thousands of interactive activities and over 2500 e-books, the program provides a safe online learning environment where children build essential early literacy skills while having fun.
Reading Eggs is designed to progress at the child’s pace, with an understanding that every child learns differently. With an easy to use parent dashboard, the program allows parents to track their child’s progress and access detailed reports on how many lessons they have completed, books they have read, their estimated reading age, and quiz scores.
The 4 week trial offers access to everything in the Reading Eggs Suite (Reading Eggs Junior, Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress and Mathseeds). Plus the readers will get 10% off Reading Eggs and Mathseeds Essential Skills Workbooks through the link provided.
Each are geared towards different age groups.
- Reading Eggs Junior: 2 – 4 years
- Reading Eggs: 4 – 7 years
- Reading Eggspress: 7 – 13 years
- Mathseeds: 3 – 9 years