The best reward for reading, in my opinion, is the enjoyment children get from devouring a good book. If we feed them well, they’ll be sneaking under the covers, flashlight in hand, reading until the wee hours. That said, sometimes children need a little incentive to jumpstart their love of reading. Here are several reward programs to choose from:
The Book Adventure website serves children in grades K-8 who choose books from provided lists, take quizzes, and earn points for prizes. Parents can also create custom prizes for their children.
Six Flags’ Read to Succeed
Six Flags’ Read to Succeed program offers free Six Flags tickets to students in grades K-6 who complete six hours of recreational reading.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Program offers a free book to students in grades 1-6 who read eight books during the summer.
Pizza Hut Book It!
Pizza Hut’s Book It! program runs from October through March for children in grades K-6. Parents can set individual goals for each child. Each student who meets their monthly reading goal is rewarded with a personal pan pizza, a passport to reading, and stickers.
Mensa Excellence in Reading
To encourage the joy of reading, the Mensa Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. Children can earn a commemorative certificate and get an Excellence in Reading t-shirt.
Do you know of other reading reward programs? Please email me with information and links and I’ll them to the list.