Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Book It

(Elisa age 5 and Lucia 3 mths)

Today I read my sister in law (Susanna)'s post about "Fostering a Love for Reading". I loved it because I feel very much the same way. Two nights ago I started a program that Susy had recomended which is Book It! It's a reading reward program through Pizza Hut. In a nut shell, you set a monthly goal, if the child meets that goal you give them a reward certificate for a free personal 1 topping pizza. As I was saying, we started it and she began with reading Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.
She loved it so much, she didn't stop reading after the 30 mins were up (which is our goal for each night)... She finnished the whole book that night. The deal we have is she reads 30 mins to my (almost) 2 yr old, Lucia, and then Lucia goes to bed and Elisa gets her bedtime story read, which right now is Charlotte's Web.

Now she'll be reading
 The Little Engine that Could,
and The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.
And she'll be read
When she's done with those I'll post the next one.
I couldn't take a pic of us snuggled up while she was reading to Lucia the other day so I uploaded an old pic of her reading (trying to, and making it up) Strawberry Shortcake to Lucia when they were younger.

1 comment:

  1. I read Pinocchio to Anna last year. It's a great way to teach the importance of being truthful. It sounds like Elisa is doing really with her reading!