Tuesday, September 9, 2008

WFMW: Reading Motivation

Reading is such a critical skill that I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage my kids to read more. www.bookadventure.com is a great website where kids can create an account and read books for prizes. It is similar to the Accelerated Reader program that many schools have: the child reads a book, takes a short multiple-choice quiz on the book, and earns points toward great prizes like a free subscription to Highlights magazine. Not only do they offer quizzes on difficult chapter books, but they also have them for beginning reading books like Dr. Seuss. My kids love it and are so excited about reading! I like it because the prizes are really absolutely free!

Sorry I have been so slow about posting lately! I am slowly getting back into a groove, but our lives are a little hectic lately because Drama Queen is in a local musical and has had rehearsal every night this week. In case you missed it, you can click here for the latest "Mess of the Day" post, compliments of Screech. (I was afraid it would be missed since I posted it only a little while before this post.)

Here are my previous WFMW posts:

Finding a Babysitter
Charging a Cell Phone
Swim/Shower with a Cast
Free Tech Support
Calming Injured Children
Choosing a Phone Number
What NOT to Soak Contacts In
Broken Glass Cleanup
Cheap Rolling Cart for Conventions
Chocolate Recipes
Tooth-Tugging Tip for Terrified Tots
Handy Earache Relief
Uses for Leftover Bread
Leaky Diaper/Pull-up Fix
Snack Mix Recipe (at the end of the post)
Awesome Stain Recipe
(at the end of the post)
"Fun"damentals of Family Life
Removing Wite-Out from Everything
When NOT to Save Money
Public Service Announcement

For more WFMW tips, stop by Shannon's blog.


calista said...

Thank you for this, oh so needed post. The Lord brought me straight to this. Why you ask, because I was "sowing in tears" this morning as I was having phonics and reading with my reluctant reader 2nd grader. I LOVE this site. Thanks for putting it out there!

AreWeThereYetMom said...

The AR program at my daughter's school dramatically,improved her reading.

This year they discontinued it,(I have no idea Why, they would do that) and I've been looking for some way to help my son with his reading.

Thanks for sharing the link!

Sherry said...

How cool! I'm going to go check that out as my 5th grader is fairly reluctant, although he is getting better. :D

Audra Krell said...

Congratulations to your daughter on the musical - that is so great! Thanks for this great post, I need help getting my three boys interested in reading!

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing this!

Phyllis Sommer said...

great tip, thanks! i needed it today...

Robin said...

Thanks so much for this great tip. I had heard about this site before but forgotten it. Read my blog to see how this has changed my boys in just 2 days. www.butler5.wordpress.com.

Thanks again.