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Going Back To Basics: Teaching My Kids To Read

**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Reading Eggs. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Moment of truth: teaching my kids to read has been the single hardest part of parenthood outside of potty training. It’s never failed that in the beginning phases of reading, my kids have clowned me in the worst way making me think that it would be impossible for them to learn to read. With Mini I was so scared that it would never happen but as soon as I took the pressure off myself to make it happen when I wanted it to, she got it!

I thought that potty training was hard but then I was faced with teaching my kids to read. Find out what tools I use to help me keep my sanity!

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And I’m faced with this same lesson again with abc.

Teaching My Kids To Read

At the beginning of last year’s school year, I was sooooooo ready to rock the year teaching. I just knew that by the end of the year, abc would have known all of her letters, numbers, how to spell and write her name. But after our first lesson, I realized that my dreams would be deferred. Abc was concerned about one thing and one thing only: playing.

I thought that potty training was hard but then I was faced with teaching my kids to read. Find out what tools I use to help me keep my sanity!

Photo Credit: This Original Life Photography

 

And at 3 I couldn’t really blame her! But friends, social media had me feeling like my kid was developmentally behind and I was a terrible teacher. The reality is neither of that is true. But also–abc had the right idea with playing.

Learning To Read With Reading Eggs

One of the principles that I really want to hold on to with teaching is learning through play and that’s just what Reading Eggs does. Not only that, but it really takes away those frustrating moments that I have while teaching my kids to read. Not only is this a great tool for those who have preschoolers and are just learning the basics, but this program goes up age 13. Yes, y’all, you can keep this program going for just that long.

I thought that potty training was hard but then I was faced with teaching my kids to read. Find out what tools I use to help me keep my sanity!

What I love

Diversity is something that’s really important to me when it comes to our learning materials. I love how there are little brown characters seen in the program. I also really love the multiple ways they reinforce both letter and sound recognition. That’s really important with those building blocks for reading.

I thought that potty training was hard but then I was faced with teaching my kids to read. Find out what tools I use to help me keep my sanity!

While there is an age range on this program, I really appreciate that they test to see where your child is on their reading level versus just assigning a program by age. This is really important to me as technically Mini is in the 3rd grade but her reading level is quite different.

I thought that potty training was hard but then I was faced with teaching my kids to read. Find out what tools I use to help me keep my sanity!

If you’re looking for a way that’s fun and interactive to help teach your kids to read, I definitely recommend Reading Eggs!

Have you taught your kids to read? Drop your tips here!

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