There must be something your kids want.
Some treat or experience or object that they have whined for? (yeah right – what don’t they want right?)
Kind of like how you whine to them about cleaning their rooms and keeping up with their summer reading?
If you are struggling to get kids to read, then perhaps this 100 Chapters Challenge will incentivize them to start.
This challenge can work out for both of you – keeping their brains sharp over summer vacay and offering them a prize at the end…. (as if reading wasn’t enough of a prize?)
Click for free printable: 100chapters
Print one of these 100 Chapter Challenge sheets off and stick it to their bedroom door – each evening cross off the number of chapters you’ve covered, whether it be reading together aloud or side-by-side silently. Join in the fun and challenge yourself to read 100 chapters – trust me, the kids will love the competition (another way to get kids to read).
Once they’ve finished their 100th chapter, do something fun. Get ice cream treat, go on a trip to the beach, buy a new skateboard… or in our case, 1 purchase from eBay. (I hate using eBay, but the girls want a Littlest Pet Shop toy).
Need more incentive – perhaps for you?
I know sitting through the same Robert Munsch book for the bazillionth time is the equivalent of a knuckle-noogie, but this is why we have to take part and get kids to read: