Monday, July 25, 2011

Reading Challenge

I love to read. It is such a part of my life that when people ask me about my hobbies, I never even mention reading. I will read anything and I get so sucked into what I am reading that I tune out everything around me.

I want this love of books to be passed on to the girls, so I encourage them to read. Amber's a good reader, started to read at about age 3 1/2, but can't be bothered with it when there are so many other things going on. Amy is reading at her grade/age level, but gets frustrated when she doesn't know a word. I am hoping that though encouragement and example that they learn to love to read as much as I do.

So here comes the reading challenge...I challenged them to a reading competition for one week. For every 10 minutes of reading each of us (including Dave and I) does, we get to put a sticker on a chart (that Amber made instead of reading). Amy gets stickers for reading on her own, or sitting and listening to someone read to her, whoever reading to her gets the sticker as well.

Our challenge ends on Friday at midnight, so I'll do my best to remember posting how many minutes we did total.

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