It’s no secret that I am an avid follower of Confessions of a Homeschooler. Her blog posts and YouTube videos have been a great inspiration in our homeschooling journey. If you haven’t checked out her homeschool room tour, you’ve just got to do it… like right now… Well, you know, after you finish reading this!
Last month I stumbled over THIS POST she had about reading incentives. She had adapted it from another blog post that she saw. Isn’t that great how us women can keep on encouraging, adapting and sharing? I love it!
I’ve shared here before that my oldest daughter has dyslexia. She has made great big strides in reading, but it can still be a struggle to get her to set aside time to read.
She is the type that is highly motivated by a prize. I don’t like rewarding everything (in fact, that’s a pet peeve of mine!), but this is one area I think it’s okay to give a little encouragement.
If you’re a teacher (homeschool or other) looking for a way to encourage your students I highly suggest you check out Confessions of a Homeschooler for details on how to make your own reading incentive area.
Because we have a huge whiteboard already on the wall, we just didn’t have room for a bulletin board too. Instead we used push pins to stick the reading necklaces in the tree on the wall. It works perfectly for our family!
I think this idea could easily be adapted to whatever your child needs an incentive for: Behavior, chores, school work, feeding the pets, etc.
|This picture was taken before we added our reading incentives, but you can see our beautiful whiteboard. It was a $5 garage sale find from a friend. Thank you Aimee! It’s been SO helpful in our schooling.|