I wanted Jayden to keep on his reading this summer. He ended the school year being able to read small chapter books and I didn’t want him to back pedal by the time school started. Of course, he had different intentions and didn’t think he needed to read daily.
I was going to do the summer reading program at the local library with the kids, but decided I would probably not be that dedicated to the program. But of course, the new Family Fun magazine saved the day! They had included this idea in this last month’s issue:
Basically, you reward the reading by making a beaded bookmark. I got out the yarn and the beads. I decided that we would read 10 minutes per day and add more minutes as the summer progresses. After each reading session, Jayden gets to earn a bead to string on some yarn. This, becomes his bookmark. I told him that when he collects 10 beads then he can either get a matchbox car or we can go out for a special treat. I am sure that he will choose a matchbox car, but to me it’s worth it to keep him reading!
He is super excited about this and actually brings me the book and timer to start reading! I hope this can work all summer!
Got to love the cheesy smile!
Hopefully this can encourage your young reader!