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:
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 ages 4-12. Parents can set individual goals for each child. Each student who meets their monthly reading goal is rewarded with a personal pan pizza.
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.
Chipotle Reading Rewards
Chipotle Reading Rewards are special bookmarks that include free Kid’s Meal cards for grades K-5 or Buy-One/Get-One free entrée cards for grades 6+.
Do you know of other reading reward programs? Please email me with information and links and I’ll them to the list.