It's time for new reading record charts for the boys to use.
Each time we read a book, we mark off another spot (usually with a sticker) on the chart. When the chart is completely full, there's a special reward.
What's the reward? Hmmm ... that depends what I've got lurking in the cupboard. The boys like tangible rewards these days (e.g., a new craft project, extra time before bed, or something else of interest) as opposed to a big sloppy kiss and a gigantic bear hug from Mum. I wonder why!
Anyway, this time, I've decided to get a bit more creative with reading record chart. Instead of making up a standard square chart with boxes to fill up with stickers, we're going with a pirate theme this time.
When a book's been read, a number will be coloured in along the ship's body.
The idea is to provide both motivation and reward for a job well done. In the process, we get to enjoy many great books as well.
You can record your child's name on the line drawn on the main sail.
By the way, Daniel did his own pirate ship ...
I really like his because he's actually got pirates! Hmm ... next time maybe they can draw and create their own reading records to complete.
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