WFMW: Bookmark Timers

Wednesday August 3, 2011
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Once my two older kids entered elementary school, we entered the world of required nightly reading.  In first grade, my daughter had to maintain a reading log, writing down what she read and for how long.   She did not enjoy this task, but using bookmark timers has helped a great deal.

Mark-My-Time Bookmark Timers

These timers are sold individually for around $8 on Amazon and really nifty.   You can set them to countdown (i.e. child must read for 20 minutes), or count up (“Look mom!  I read for 47 minutes!”)

This summer, since we instituted our “Read for Screen Time” policy, the kids have been gungho readers.  I am thrilled to report that my daughter, who used to moan and groan when I  asked her to read has become a book-a-holic.   Nothing warms the heart of this nerdy bookworm momma like seeing my children with their noses in books (even better, reading to their little brother).

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These bookmark timers work for me (and make great stocking stuffers!).

Find more Works For Me Wednesday tips at We Are That Family.

 

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