Homeschooling parents we all know the importants of teaching our children how to read. We spend countless hours singing the ABC song, sounding words out, showing them how to write their letters, etc. However, once we get past the initial learning curve and your child starts to actually read words ,getting them to practice their new found skill, depending on the child, can be hard sometimes. What I like to do with my children is offer a reward system. Depending on how many books they read they get a reward. What I use for rewards are things like desserts of their choice after dinner, choosing the game for family game night, watching a movie, or getting to buy a new book ;)
Now, if you think this is a neat idea I have learned recently about an even better incentive that is 100% Free. Now I am not sure if you have learned about the Pizza Hut "Book it" program, if not you should really check it out. Today, however, I am going to talk about an even better reading incentive program out there being offered.
It is called, "Read to Succeed"! It is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn Free Tickets to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools (yes! Home-schools too!) at no cost to participate. It is a great way to motivate kids to read :) All you have to do is register, have your children read, and presto Fun Day at Six Flags! Now if only that could make Elementary online writing incentive programs ;)