A great step toward a smoother homeschool day is to instill a love for reading in your children. Reading will encompass nearly every subject your children will need to complete in a daily basis. The more they can learn to love it, the easier most of their subjects will come for them. We’ve listed some great ideas to make reading more fun for your kids below. Feel free to tell us some of your ideas too!
Pizza Hut’s Book-It Program
This program is often used in public schools, but did you know they allow homeschools to participate as well? This program has you or your child track how many books they read, and gives them pizza as a reward! It’s free to participate and to sign up. The deadline to sign up is typically September 1st, but they do make exceptions for late sign-ups as long as supplies are still available, on a first come first serve basis. Check out the link here to their website.
Library Reading Programs
Many libraries will often offer summer reading programs. Many of these programs will offer rewards from local businesses as children read books throughout the summer. Check with your local library to see if they offer a program like this and what ages it covers.
Weekly Library Trips
Going to the library never gets old, for me at least! Give your kids a nearly unlimited amount of books to choose from by taking them to the library once a week. Allow them to choose books, with your supervision, that they would enjoy to read, and on topics they are interested in.
Monthly Book Goals
You don’t need a pre-established program to reward your kids for reading. Create your own goals for your kids, and offer a monthly pizza party or special dessert treat when their goals are met! Make sure all children can participate in the reward parties, to make sure you don’t discourage those who may struggle with reading, or who may have been less motivated at the beginning of the month.
Check up with your children regularly to make sure their goals are being met in ample time. If you notice a student struggling, try to assist them as much as possible. Younger children who can’t read can also participate by having you read to them. Make sure the goals you set for your children won’t burden them, but will encourage them to read even more
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