April 17, 2023 6 min read
Kids who read just 20 minutes per day, are exposed to 1.8 million (MILLION) words per year.
Want to motivate your little bookworm to read even more? Look no further than our Growth Ruler Reading Challenge!
In this challenge, your child will not only enjoy reading their favorite books but also get to measure their progress as they grow taller and taller on their very own growth ruler.
This unique and interactive challenge is a great way to make reading even more fun and engaging, while also encouraging your child to stay committed to their reading goals.
In this blog post, we'll go over the details of the challenge, provide tips for setting reading goals, and share some fun ways to make reading an enjoyable activity for kids of all ages.
So, let's dive in and see how the Growth Ruler Reading Challenge can take your child's love for reading to new heights!
It’s true that the ability to read opens doors, and it’s no surprise that learning to read has a plethora of benefits. Here’s why this should be a challenge in your home:
Here are some tips to keep in mind when setting reading goals for your child:
Remember that every child is different, and what works for one child may not work for another. The most important thing is to make reading a positive and enjoyable experience for your child. By setting realistic goals, making it fun, and tracking progress, you can help your child develop a lifelong love for reading.
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Here are a few examples of reading goals you could set with your child:
Remember that these are just a few examples of reading goals for kids, and you can adjust them based on your child's age, reading level, and interests. The important thing is to encourage your child to read regularly and to make it a positive and enjoyable experience.
Tracking reading goals using a growth chart is a great way to motivate kids to read more.
Here's how parents can use a growth chart to track reading goals:
Parents can set a reading goal for their child, such as reading for 30 minutes a day or finishing a certain number of books in a month. Every inch on the growth ruler represents one day when a time goal is met, or one book is read.
Create a section on the growth ruler dedicated to tracking your child’s reading progress. Place a flag, sticker or marker at their ultimate goal. For example, this could be at 30 inches, to indicate you want them to read 30 books this month. For every book your child reads, they can add a sticker or mark at another inch. They’ll love watching the stickers inch upward toward their goal.
Or you could place your final goal at something like 15 inches, if you want them to read for 30 minutes per day, for 15 days. Each day they hit their time goal, they add another sticker to their growth chart.
Celebrate your child's reading achievements along the way. Consider offering small rewards or incentives for reaching milestones, such as a new book, a bookmark with something they love, a trip to the library, or a fun outing.
Encourage your child to decorate their growth ruler with stickers or drawings related to the books they've read, or involve them in selecting books to read.
Here are some fun ways to make reading a fun and enjoyable activity for kids of all ages:
By incorporating these fun and creative ideas into your child's reading routine, you can help them develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.
In conclusion, reading is an essential skill that every child should develop, and setting reading goals can help them improve. And by using a growth chart to track reading goals, you can make the learning process a fun part of growing up.
So let's encourage our kids to read and give them the tools they need to succeed!
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