Many parents ask me how to get their elementary-age children reading for fun during the summer. There are reading programs at libraries and on-line but this is my FAVORITE reading program because it is personalized for your child.
My children are literally hooked on reading this summer! This is how it happened-First, I read through the Book Adventure lists on-line for books I already had at home that are on my children's reading levels. Next, I made a big pile of those books on our dining room table. You can also get most of the books at your local library.
My boys and I developed certificates on-line at the Book Adventure site for personalized prizes and rewards, such as things they would like to do this summer (ex. bowling, movies, & sleepovers) You need to go into the parent's account on Book Adventure to personalize your child's prizes- this is an important part for motivating your child. Next, the boys take quizzes on-line after they read the books to earn points for prizes.
This program works like magic! My first and second graders read several books a day and are so proud when they bring me their printed certificates to redeem their prizes.
The best part- I never remind them to read. They just see the books on the table and want to read and take tests on the computer. They are self-motivated and are enjoying reading this summer.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Book Adventure on a previous Blog post.