Reading Charts Introduction
In this age of computer games galore and personal cell phones, it’s especially important for parents to encourage kids to devote time to reading. Reading skills are not only important for academic success, but developing a love of reading will pay rich dividends for your child throughout life.
Selecting a Reading Chart
The chart you find most suitable should reflect the number of books (or time spent reading) that you anticipate your child needs before an incentive is given. Some kids tear through books and seemingly can’t get enough, while others need cajoling and encouragement. Follow your intuition, and know that if the selected chart wasn’t ideal you can always switch to another one next time!
Using Our Printable Reading Charts
We suggest your child be allowed to select books at whatever level they wish, as long as they aren’t taking advantage of the situation by reading super easy and short books and wanting credit for it. You can also decide to acknowledge time spent reading when using our printable Reading Charts, rather than using the chart for the number of completed books. For example, a sticker can be used for each half hour of reading versus completing a book. You will know best how to approach the chart with your child to keep him/her motivated and enjoying the chart goals.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on books to keep your child occupied with reading. Buy used books through community swap programs online, find a friend to share books with, use the local library, and suggest books as gifts from relatives who are looking for ideas at birthdays and holidays. Gift cards that can be used to purchase books can also work! Many free books are available for tablet reading.
Keep it Interesting
It’s a breeze to keep Reading Charts interesting for a kid. After all, the books themselves are all different and that in itself offers ongoing diversity. In addition, you can use different styles of charts and also change the incentive from time to time as you like.
Enjoy and Have Fun!
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Be sure to check out all of the other free charts and printables we offer on our site by navigating our menu. We also suggest for you to follow us on Pnterest for more helpful goodies! We regularly post behavior charts and other useful behavioral tools to our followers.
If you have any ideas on new charts that you would like to see us offer, then please send us a note. We would love to hear from you!