Reading Eggs

Used by 10 million children

Rating Reading Eggs - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, Website, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 2+
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About Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning programme that helps children learn to read. They will learn how to read using interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,000 digital story books. It is recommended as one of the best reading apps for kids by our parents and teachers. This app is available on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Reading Eggs Review

Reading Eggs is a complete learn to read system for children aged 2-13 and covers the five essential components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Parents can see instant results in their dashboard and receive detailed progress reports, which shows exactly where their child is improving and where extra attention is needed.

This app links to the popular Reading Eggs website and programme. The programme aims to help young children learn how to read through the fun exploration of different games as they make their journeys through different settings and games. Children learn to read through phonics as they begin the process of learning this important life skill. 

How to use Reading Eggs?

If you have an existing Reading Eggs account, simply download the app for free and use your current login details. New customers can create a account at and you'll receive a free trial which gives you access to all areas of the programme.

Reading Eggs has so much content on it and it’s difficult to know where to start! Linked to the website Reading Eggs and the phonics programme the app brings all the content from the website and the computer onto a handheld device. The content can be accessed via joining the website and then this allows the user access to the app via their account.

Alternatively it can also be accessed by the app itself. With the website you can set up an account, access the free trial and then purchase it after if you wish, however no payment details are taken up front. 

Is there a free trial to Reading Eggs?

Reading Eggs offers 30-day free trial to access hundreds of digital and physical resources, thousands of activities.

Reading Eggs Pricing

As with similar reading apps, Reading Eggs uses a pretty straight forward subscription-based pricing model. You can choose to be billed monthly for $9.99 per month, or choose to be billed up front with a yearly subscription for $69.99.

Do schools pay for Reading Eggs?

Your school can purchase a subscription to Reading Eggs. Subscriptions are annual and priced per student with whole-school subscriptions offering the greatest value.

With registration through the app you sign up to a monthly subscription through Apple, so you receive the first month free but after that will be charged £6.99 a month until it is cancelled. At the moment teacher accounts are not currently supported but I would imagine this will be something that will happen in time as it will allow teachers the ability to work even closer with their students in helping them to access the learning. Student accounts, set up through the teacher account on the website, however can be used.

What we like about Reading Eggs?

Reading Eggs has been well designed utilising friendly colours and pictures so users will be engaged in the app and want to keep coming back for more as they progress through the app and learning available. The overall aim of Reading Eggs is to help young children learn not only how to read and become more proficient in the skills of reading, but also to help them discover a love of reading. This is through a large range of reading books that are available through the app, on top of all the directed learning in the skills of learning to read.

The content of the app moves through different ‘maps’. There are twelve maps in total and users move through them, almost like an adventure game, taking part in different lessons. The maps and lessons get progressively more difficult as the user works through them, and as they learn more about the skills of reading. For instance, the first map introduces users to the common sounds of the English language and builds up their knowledge and proficiency in this before building on this knowledge with harder lessons, which may include decoding words. This means that users can access the app at many different levels. Young children that are completely new to reading can access the app and its content and work through all the stages from the beginning, but also children who may have already some proficiency at reading can enter the content at a slightly more advanced level. With there being so much content available, users can realistically access it in many different ways, and more importantly in the ways that are going to help them the most.

As mentioned, the app content is linked to that on the website and the app brings all this onto a handheld device. Due to this there is also a mass of information and resources available on the Reading Eggs website itself. Educators can access previews of all the lessons as well as downloadable resources. This allows them to not only plan what content they wish to use, but also to personalise the specific learning to the individual child, depending on what that child needs. Educators also have access through the website to reports on the students that are using the app. Again, this works towards personalising the learning of the individual students, but also gives the educator a way to show the progress that a child is making as they move through the content of the app.

Reading Eggs also includes Reading Eggs Junior for toddlers, Reading Eggspress for older kids aged 7–13, and ABC Mathseeds, the jam-packed maths program for ages 3–9. Parents can access a family dashboard which includes detailed progress reports on each child as well as over 500 printable worksheets that reinforce skills covered in the online lessons.

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Download Reading Eggs

You can download Reading Eggs on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Reading Eggs app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning programme that helps children learn to read. Based on scientific research and designed by literacy experts, it’s proven to help kids learn to read using interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,000 digital story books.

Reading Eggs has already helped over 10 million children worldwide learn to read. The monthly subscription includes full access to:

  • Reading Eggs Junior (ages 2–4): Toddlers build pre-reading skills such as phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge with fun activities, games, videos and read-aloud books.
  • Reading Eggs (ages 3-7): Children take their first steps in learning to read, covering phonics, sight words, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Reading Eggspress (ages 7-13): Continues the learning journey by helping children learn to read for meaning and enjoyment.
  • Mathseeds (ages 3–9): Develops essential early numeracy skills, covering numbers, measurement, shapes, patterns and more.


TRUSTED: used in over 12,000 schools and trusted by professional educators.

SELF-PACED: children are matched to the perfect level and progress with self-paced, one-on-one lessons.

HIGHLY MOTIVATING: the reward system consists of golden eggs, collectable pets and games, motivating children to keep learning.

RESEARCH-BASED: based on scientific research and the most up-to-date learning principles on the most effective way children learn to read.

COMPREHENSIVE: Reading Eggs is a complete learn to read system for children aged 2-13 and covers the five essential components of reading: phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

PROVEN RESULTS: our hundreds of testimonials, multiple awards, 91% success rate AND money-back guarantee gives you the confidence in knowing that your child will learn to read using the most effective and results-driven online reading curriculum.

SEE REAL PROGRESS: see instant results in your very own parent dashboard and receive detailed progress reports, which show you exactly where your child is improving and where extra attention is needed.

LEARN TO READ ON THE GO! Your child can learn to read anytime, anywhere on a desktop or tablet device.

Users must log in with their account details to access Reading Eggs.

Min requirements:

  • Wireless internet connection
  • Compatible with iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4,iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPhone5+. iPad2 is not recommended for Reading Eggs Junior.
  • iOS 9 or later
  • An active trial or subscription

To get the best experience, go into your iPad settings, select ‘General’ and ensure that ‘Mute’ is selected under ‘Lock Rotation’.

Note: Teacher accounts are currently not supported


  • Each subscription gives one child access to Reading Eggs Junior, Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress and Mathseeds
  • The first month of your subscription is free. After the first month, a monthly cost is charged to your iTunes account (see prices below)
  • Receive a 50% discount on the full subscription cost per month for any additional child subscribed via the Reading Eggs iPad app
  • Subscriptions renew automatically; your iTunes account will be charged unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
  • Cancel anytime in your iTunes Account Settings


• 1st child: 6.99 GBP/month
• 2nd, 3rd & 4th child: 3.49 GBP/month
Family Bonus Discount—Save 50% on any additional children.