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Keeping up with summer reading can be hard. We always start out every summer saying that the kids are going to keep up on their reading. We start out with gusto, but as the summer swings into full gear we fall off the wagon. Days are filled with swimming lessons, traveling, hanging out at the pool, baseball and playing.
On top of all that, our oldest doesn’t enjoy reading during the school year when it’s required as part of his school work. He stays motivated at school, because they have a reward system in place. The kids get the opportunity to participate in a class party if they meet their reading goals each quarter.
Reward charts have always worked well for us. They keep the kids motivated and mom and dad on track, so I created a fun reading bingo to help us stay on track with reading his summer.
The goal is for your child to fill out the entire form each week. They will often be able to more than one box each time they read. You could offer a small reward to your child for each sheet filled out completely.
Rewards can be a few more minutes of screen time, a piece of candy, playdate with a friend, or small toy. I keep leftover items from goody bags that I make throughout the year for holidays and birthdays (very rarely does a package contain the exact amount needed) for rewards.
Print>>> Reading Bingo
If that is more than you want to undertake this summer try this summer reading tracking sheet.
You and your child set a reading goal for the summer. Your child records the name of each book finished in the boxes. There are 15 boxes per page. Please feel free to print more pages as your child fills in a page. At the end of summer, you could offer your kids a small reward for meeting their goal.
Print>>>Summer Reading Log
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