Pluses: The program seems to be more evidence-based and theoretically driven than some others I have looked at, in other words there seem to be sound reasons for doing the activities. A lot of support is offered from the staff at easyread. Rewards keep the child’s motivation up, as do games. Synthetic phonics allow Finn to read more independently than would normally occur with a book.
Minuses: Only minor, Australian phonics sometimes differ from English phonics. Sometimes David’s voice is a bit quiet although our speakers are at full volume.
If I think of more I’ll let you know.