I like to encourage my kids to see how much reading they can get done during summer break. I ask them to read for just a few minutes each day and they can read any book they want. They can read comic books, a magazine or below “grade level” books, I don’t really care as long as they are reading. To help encourage them to read I created this simple summer reading log for them to keep track of how much they are reading.
Sometimes I’ll set a timer and ask them to read for 20 minutes. They really enjoy counting how many pages they’ve read so rather than them recording the amount of time they read we are recording the number of pages. Once they fill up their sheet we will have a small reward like an ice cream treat or many even a new book.
How do you encourage your children to read during the summer?