Every Monday a blank reading log comes home from school. We are “supposed” to fill out the books read each night and document the time spent reading. I will admit publicly, I think it is ridiculous. But it is not because I do not think kids should be reading every day…
Reading is fun! Reading brings you to new places, offers new friends, and opens up minds. So why do we have to be so structured about recording it? Does reading the cards on the Life game count? What about reading recipes? Or even reading instructions for putting together a new toy?
I get it, we need to document reading to make sure kids understand how important it is. But I think the reading log is not the answer. I did love the list below! It has creative ways to get kids to read more because it challenges them to find books they are interested in. And that will make them want to read more.
How do you encourage reading in your home?
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