Gerrick is still playing Reading Eggs and has completed 71 online lessons. He has 19 more lessons to complete the program as it exists today. (They are continually adding more to it.) Our subscription ends in early April. He is just now beginning to seem to get a little bored with it, so I think the 6-month (vs. 12-month) plan was the right choice for us.
We have also been utilizing the free program Progressive Phonics. After printing the first book of the Beginner level, we decided to just read the rest on the laptop. These are not something that Gerrick wanted to read more than once, so printing them would have been a waste of paper and ink. I have printed the word cards and he does enjoy playing the word matching games with those.
I have pulled out the readers from the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten kit that I had originally planned to use before I found Reading Eggs & Progressive Phonics. (If you are interested in these, check your used bookstores. I've found the first grade box already for next to nothing.) He reads at least one of them to me daily. We keep them in a basket on top of the workbox drawers. The new ones are kept in a rubber band (in order of difficulty). He always has the option of choosing a previously read book or the front new one.
We didn't use the writing sheets included with Progressive Phonics for very long. Gerrick just didn't enjoy them and I convinced myself that he really doesn't need them either. They were just too much for him. Instead, I bought a lined dry-erase board, and he is copying one word of his choice a day. He only has to write it once to the best of his ability, but sometimes he chooses to do more.
But, as always, the most important things we are doing to encourage his literacy development are talking, taking time to enjoy books and magazines together,...
...and filling our home with good quality books. He was thrilled to be able to pick out all of these recently at a local used bookstore after I exchanged a bagful of books I didn't want anymore for store credit!