Works For Me WednesdayPlaying along today with Rocks In My Dryer doing 'Works-For-Me Wednesday'. My idea has to do with encouraging kids to do summer reading. We have tried doing to library incentive reading programs, but it usually ends up being a bit of a hassle meeting their requirements. So I created my own incentive program.
We keep track of the numbers of books each child reads all summer long. Through this reading,they earn book 'credit' to spend at Barnes and Noble on an end-of-summer book buying trip. At our house to earn one book, a child needs to read as many books as they are old.
The younger beginning-reading kids usually earn one book during the summer. The older kids often read enough to earn two or three books apiece. Depending on your budget and your child's interest in reading, you could increase the number of books earned, or decrease the number of books to read to earn a book. But this level of compensation has worked well for our family.
Our end-of-summer Barnes and Noble is something we all look forward to. One added tidbit for homeschoolers-- Barnes and Noble offers a 20%-off educator's discount to homeschoolers who bring in documentation that they are indeed homeschooling family. When you are buying a couple hundred dollars of books at a time, this can be a BIG help!