School may be officially over but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. At The Newman Family Independent Learning Center, (#lolololol) we believe that education is something that doesn’t end over summer break. Sure, it may seem like we live at the pool (because we kind of do) but I try to keep our morning activities full of hidden learning time. I love it when the girls are learning without even realizing it. Ever since my girls were itty-bitty I have been scheming up plans to continue educating them over summer break and today I want to share one of my favorites ways with you.
The answer is simple.
From keeping a new learner practicing their phonics to researching and learning about places, animals, people, or anything they are interested in. If I can keep my girls reading over the summer, I am thrilled.
To keep my not as motivated to read child (Emily) busy, I came up with a plan. Some may call it bribery, but I prefer the term reward system 😉 ! The idea is that for every 10 books that she reads to me, she gets a prize. Prizes can range anywhere from an episode of her favorite TV show, a piece of candy, a trip to the dollar store, or a slushy. They don’t have to be over the top or expensive as long as they work. Thankfully my children are pretty happy with anything as long as it is called a prize 😆 !
For kids who need less motivation (Marissa) I made another set of book marks. If I gave her a prize for every 10 books she reads I would be giving girlfriend a prize every day, or multiple times a day. She is using her book marks as a way to track how many books she reads this summer. I am thinking of setting her a BIG goal like 150-200… (maybe even more) and awarding her a slightly larger prize for every 50 books along the way.
Today I wanted to share our summer reading bookmarks with you!
My hope is that no matter what age your children are, you would be encouraged and excited about reading this summer.
If you’re looking for even more summer reading motivation be sure to check Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me’s post today!
Stephanie is sharing a fun printable bingo card that you and the kiddos are sure to love.
How do you keep your readers motivated over summer break?
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