Originally Posted by Chaxanmom
We have EC online and don't like it. It's been glitchy (sp?) for us and my son hates the fact that is lowers your score based on the time you take. Probably totally an individual thing though. He loves the computer so I was really hoping it would be a hit for him. We're back to using just the workbooks which we love.
We don't like ETC online either. My son loves starfall and I love the ETC books, so we got the online version. It's awful. My 5yo ran from the computer crying and refused talk to anyone after trying to use it
For one, it starts off too advanced for a pre-reader. He doesn't know all of his letters yet. He can find letters on the keyboard, but the ETC asks for lower case letters, which my son cannot find on the keyboard. ETC online doesn't have much sound. They don't say the word, just put the word up and then the child is expected to find the letters and spell it, then the next word is up.
Maybe for an older child who already knows how to read, but for a pre-reader, it's not good. Starfall is soo much better (user-friendly and interactive)and free.
We haven't tried reading eggs.