"School's" out! If you are like me, you don't want your children filling their time with television watching and video games. Why not set up a Summer Reading Club right in your home?
This resource includes details about how to set up the club, printable logs (very fun and trendy), token redemption list, printable tokens, coupons, and even Summer Boredom Buster ideas.
Here’s how it works…
Tokens are rewarded for books/minutes read:
For really young kids, 1 book read to them = 1 token
For young kids (1st & 2nd grade), 1 book picture book read = 1 token
For older kids(3rd grade and up), 15 minutes = 1 token
Your older kids will need a timer. There are several options:
•You can purchase simple kitchen timers from the Dollar Store
•Download an App - I recommend: Toddler Timeout App – free on Amazon. It’s a very simple timer. You can type in 15 minutes and when those minutes are up, a bell rings.
•A stopwatch will be best for avid readers who won’t want to stop when a bell rings at 15 minutes. They can just turn the stopwatch on when they begin reading and off when they finish reading.
•Let your child use a log (provided) to keep track of minutes read.
Keeping up with tokens:
You will need to print one of sheets (provided) so that your child can keep up with the number of tokens he has earned. For example, you can print the balloon sheet and for every 15 minutes read, your child takes a pencil and “pops” a balloon. He/she can turn in the sheet when s/he wants to redeem their tokens for prizes.
Included in this resource is a Token Redemption Sheet. It lists token values and prize suggestions. For example, 10 tokens can be redeemed for a prize from the Treasure Box (Dollar Tree items in a plastic box) and 50 tokens can be redeemed for a new book. The rule of thumb is 10 cent = 1 token. There is a place for you to add your own prize items specific to your child(ren)’s interests.
This resource has everything you need to start this club and more! There are printable bookmarks, a certificate, and even Summer Time Boredom Buster ideas.