Rewarding Reading

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Rewarding Reading
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 8:00pm

Encourage your kids to read with an add-a-bead bookmark. Buy beads that your child will find enticing: letters that spell out his name, or come shaped like bugs or animals. Tie one plain bead to the end of a yarn lace, and have him use the lace as a bookmark. Each time he finishes a book (or chapter, for lengthier tomes) he gets to pick out a bead and add it to his bookmark.

I thought this was a great idea! It was taken from June/July issue of Family Fun.

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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:31am

I had to go see if I could find a picture of this - of course, there isn't ;-)

But, the one time they could have picked a gender for a description that I think they picked the wrong one.... I'm thinking that neither of my boys would like a lacey bookmark. Cute idea though!


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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:25pm
You could improvise with a shoestring or thin piece of leather. It is a neat idea.

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 3:05pm
That is a cute idea especially for kids that already like to read.

Wendy - how about something from the dollar store for every book read in the summer? Though that depends on their ages. My kids are still young enough to find something they like there ;-)

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