Do you have a child that struggles with reading and could use some encouragement? Three of my four children struggled with reading. Two of them hated reading! It was such a chore and something they dreaded each day.
This is so difficult for a homeschooling mama to deal with, especially one who is an avid reader with a bookshelf in every room!
In order to get them more engaged and excited about reading, I went on the hunt for fun things to encourage them. This is where reading logs and charts come in handy.
Most children enjoy filling in their own personal chart because they can visually see the progress they are making. For a child that is struggling, we pick a reward and once they have filled in their log completely they will receive that reward. I like to write the reward in big bold letters at the top of their chart, or print a picture of it and hang it up next to the chart! There are so many FREE reading downloads and I know you will love what we have for you below.
You will be surprised at how quickly they begin to enjoy books when they have a goal they are working hard to achieve. For children who seem reluctant to read, you can check for reading readiness before you start.
Here is a huge list of reading logs and charts your kids can choose from and they are all FREE:
We have created a FREE Reading Tracker Pack just for you!
You will find a fun reading log, bookmarks to color, and a reward chart all as an instant download in this FREE Reading Tracker Pack.
Kids LOVE bookmarks! I love them too, because I go nuts over dog eared pages, especially on books that will be passed down to more children and read over and over again.
Bookmarks are like pencils in my house, we can never have enough of them and they are always getting lost. I like to keep them in a drawer and hand out new ones from time to time. My girls enjoy picking out their own bookmarks and choosing themes and styles that are special to them.
You will love this huge list of FREE Printable Bookmarks:
Bookmarks to color in:
Character Themed Bookmarks:
Curious George Bookmarks – PBS Kids
Here is our two of our favorite laminators which works great to protect and save all of your bookmarks:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!