{Review} Reading Eggs

Normally when I do reviews, I'm sharing a product with you and giving you my opinion on it. Well, this one is a little different! Not only is there a free trial for you included but there is also an opportunity for your child to raise money for a great cause!

Reading Eggs is an online world where children learn to read and have a great time doing it. With engaging characters, thorough lessons and fun games, Reading Eggs is a great way to teach a child to read or reinforce lessons already taught. If your child already knows how to read, Reading Eggs also incorporates writing, spelling and comprehension.

My daughter Lauren is trying out Reading Eggs. She is 6 and in first grade. This review came at the perfect time, when Lauren knows all the letters and sounds. She knows word families and can buzz through early readers. She was getting so bored with her phonics and English workbook. But she needed a little more review on sight words and such. Reading Eggs incorporates all those into it's lessons. It's a great program that Lauren asks to play. The lessons are fun but very thorough. They reinforce skills she's familiar with while also introducing new sight words with just enough repetition.

So you want to know how you can get in on this great program, right?! Here's the scoop, directly from Reading Eggs:

The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge
From February 3 to March 7 your child can join thousands of children across the United States taking part in the Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge – an effort to inspire children to read while raising funds for The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS). Our goal is to raise $25,000, plus Reading Eggs will match every donation made up to this amount! 
About the cause
The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge aims to help the NCCS realize their mission to improve the quality of life for children with cancer. All money raised will help provide financial, emotional and educational support for children and families battling childhood cancer. Learn more about the NCCS at www.thenccs.org
How does the Read-To-Cure Challenge work?  
Children sign up for a FREE 5 week trial of Reading Eggs, the popular online reading program for 3– 13 year olds. From February 3 to March 7 they are encouraged to complete as many books and Reading Eggs lessons as they can. Friends and family can sponsor their reading efforts, with all money raised going to the NCCS. 
What’s more, there are great prizes up for grabs for the top 3 children who read the most books and the top 3 children who raise the most funds!   

The Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge is a FREE event. To start fundraising, children will be set up with their own fundraising web page and you can email family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts with donations!

Plus! There are prizes for the top three fundraisers!

So how do you get a FREE trial for your child and start fundraising for the National Children's Cancer Society? It's so easy. First, go here and sign up for a free trial. (In order to get the five weeks free, you have to use this link.) Second, click on the box for the Read-To-Cure challenge you'll see next to your child's account. Third, follow the steps to set up your own page and start fundraising!

{NCCS will earn a minimum of $25,000 from Reading Eggs plus 100% of the donations collected by RTCC participants.}

Really, this is a win-win for everyone. You get a free five-week trial of an excellent reading program. This is definitely not just for homeschoolers, either. The games are really fun and Lauren asks to play ALL the time. It gets your children to think of others who are not as fortunate as them. And it gives your friends and family the opportunity to support your child as well as the NCCS. Every penny raised helps the NCCS in their mission to help the families of children with cancer.

So let's get involved! We can help our children with their reading skills and help the National Children's Cancer society all at once. If you don't have a child that is interested in using Reading Eggs or fundraising, but you'd like to support the NCCS  - this is Lauren's fundraising page.

If you're interested in reading more reviews about Reading Eggs, go to Homeschool Mosaics.