20 MinutesA couple of days ago I posted "Oh The Irony!". It was about how our kids are getting sick of reading and many of you offered creative ways to encourage the love of reading. I've been doing a mini-experiment with my own child...
|20 Minutes before bed|
Each day for the last week I have told my son, 20 minutes. 20 minutes of reading a book he thought looked like a good one. I even purchased two new books to entice him a little. The first day there was a bit of whining and alot of asking..."How much longer?" As the next few days rolled on, his reluctant attitude turned. He now stops what he's doing when I say "20 Minutes". He grabs his book and finds a comfortable spot. He still asks "How long has it been, Momma?"
I'd say it might just be working. The thing I am looking for now is for him to stop asking about the time and to want to keep reading just a little more when time is up. I'll just have to keep holding my breath, see.
Have you tried any new strategies with your kiddos?