A year or so ago a friend of mine told me about something she did in her house to encourage her kids to read….
She printed off a “100’s Chart” and gave the kids one stamp (or check or sticker) for every book they read.
(Kari, you’re a genius!)
I tried this with my girls last year and sure enough, with a chart posted, stickers tempting them and a prize on the line – they both read 100 books!
This is even more impressive when you take into account that Maddie was in Grade 1 and Chloë was only in Senior Kindergarten!
Chloë‘s books consisted mainly of early readers at first, but by the end she was able to read, and comprehend, level 2 readers!
Madison started with leveled readers and by the end of the challenge had graduated on to chapter books – where we re-evaluated the reward system and gave her a sticker for every chapter she completed.
What if I added the fact that both girls read 100 books within 3 months of starting the challenge?
Pretty amazing eh?
Their final reward was a trip to Niagara Falls to visit a waterslide park, but in all honesty we were planning on taking them anyways.
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Have a great one!